Gates says that with their OE design, its thermostats fit perfectly, prevent leaks and most importantly, keep engine temperatures within original equipment specifications.
Covering the full gamut of thermostats, from conventional wax to housed thermostats and the latest map-controlled designs, Gates says it has a thermostat to suit any application.
“The industry is currently seeing a shift from standard thermostats to integrated thermostats,” Gates Australia Automotive Product Manager Andrei Titov, said.
“In fact, integrated housed thermostats are now the preferred design for all OEMs. Over 50 percent of the vehicles being produced today have them installed and that number will continue to increase in the future”.
“That’s why Gates has a comprehensive range of integrated housed thermostats.”
All Gates housed thermostats are integral thermostats complete with optimally designed housing for each application.
Gates says this range is complemented by the Gates map-controlled wax thermostats, which are ideal for the performance-optimised modern engine. These thermostats are controlled by the vehicle’s electronic control unit, which allows a precise and immediate response to the engine’s cooling needs.
In a map-controlled thermostat, an electric heating resistor is integrated into the wax element, and electrical heating of the wax element is triggered when the engine is exposed to specific load conditions.
This additional heat source allows the wax to expand further which in turn increases the flow volume of coolant, immediately regulating the engine to operate within its optimum temperature range.
Gates OE-design thermostats are supplied with the matching seals and gaskets, covering more than just one application, all handily packed in one box. That means the same Gates thermostat reference can be used for a whole range of vehicle types, simplifying your inventory and making it more convenient for you to purchase and install the correct thermostat.
Gates says it was also the first in the industry to supply thermostats in Celsius, making it easier for you to determine the right part. It states that even the part numbering has been simplified: the first three digits represent the part’s chronological number, the next two digits indicate the opening temperature of the thermostat in degrees Celsius and the final letter and digit together represent the inclusion of seals and gaskets, with G1 and G2 indicating different combinations of seals and gaskets in the box.
Plus, says Gates, finding the correct thermostat for your car is a breeze thanks to the Gates Australia online catalogue.

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