Back in ’20 I bit the bullet and bought the $45 OEM thermostat versus $12 Gates. The OEM has a different build quality from the generic thermostat and I didn’t want any issues.
Ok, as promised, I’d report back with my experience with the Aisin thermostat THH-017.
The installation was not without a hitch. Although after a trip to a local auto parts store for the correct gasket, the thermostat is working great. So my advice is, if you buy the Aisin thermostat, be sure and research the gasket needed for your vehicle.
I was sent this….
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I needed this…..
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Good to know, but dang, when I replaced my radiator in 2019 I think it was, I don't recall the Aisin being on Rockauto; otherwise, I would surely have gotten it, along with the hoses, instead of the Gates thermostat I went with.
So far, OK, but I shudder to think how much more my days are counted with the Gates and their declining quality in recent years.
Wow, I could have had an Aisin.