How much does a new thermostat cost?
|Coolant||£2 per litre|
How much could I save by replacing my own thermostat?
Thermostat replacement normally involves the removal of other parts, such as throttle housing and throttle body, as well as draining and refilling the cooling system, but should take a home mechanic around a couple of hours or so. A main dealer can charge you up to around £150 per hour's labour to fit a new thermostat, and you're unlikely to get much change out of two £50 notes by getting the job done at an independent garage, so this is a job well worth doing yourself, with a Haynes Manual by your side.