Can I still drive with an open thermostst and if so for how long? What are the consequnces?
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2005 Mazda Mazda6 Question: consequences: open thermostat
Answer #1Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, September 29, 2009, 14:24Master
Yes you can, but you will have poor heater operation, decreased fuel mileage, higher fuel emissions and the check engine light will likely come on.
Answer #2sinautoscan.com September 29, 2009, 18:12Master
You can but you wont get any heat in the winter time also it can cause over cooling which is bad for your engine