good day. 6 months ago, when my honda civic 1997 overheats, I took it to a mechanic. he diagnosed ther is no problem with the fan, no coolant leaks, radiator is not clogged. he suspects the thermostat needs to be replaced. he suggested we just remove the thermostat for now and I observe if the car will still overheat. technically, I live in a tropical country. climate is always hot here, and city traffic is terrible. in my simple mind, it makes sense to get rid of the thermostat. the engine, while running on traffic (everyday) on a hot day (or night) will always need to be cooled.
Is this ok? Or should I still need to replace the thermostat?
6 months later since that trip to the mechanic, my car doesn’t overheat anymore even without a thermostat, EXCEPT when the AC has been running for 20-30mins straight while in the middle of traffic on a hot day.
Thanks in advance for any comment or tips.