Well, that's about it for now...not sure there's a way to 'lock therm open' electronically without removing it.
Oh, also, first find out if you can do that with your therm. You probably can, but I'm not sure. You can with a wahler.
And, I'd also suggest you really spend more time reading. You've made too much sense. Before really working on the car, you need to throw up.
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