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Cool heat 96 chevy p/u 5.7 theromostat direction

Does theromostat spring face block when installing or to hose

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Thermostat spring faces the block.

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Dear Bobby,
Here are some ideas for you.
You might want to start by asking some mechanics if they think there is something wrong inside the engine causing your overheating.
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  2. Disconnect the radiator hose from the thermostat housing outlet. Fig. 1: Use a pair of pliers to compress the spring clamp, then slide it up the hose and disconnect the hose from the housing 86803039.jpg

  3. Remove the thermostat housing outlet and remove the thermostat. Fig. 2: Remove the nuts/bolts securing the thermostat housing . . . 86803040.jpg
    Fig. 3: . . . then remove the thermostat housing 86803041.jpg
    Fig. 4: Once the housing is removed, the thermostat can be removed from the engine 86803042.jpg

  4. Using a putty knife, clean the gasket mounting surfaces. NOTE: If the thermostat is equipped with a pin valve, be sure to install the thermostat with the pin facing upward. To install:
  5. Install a new thermostat the gasket, O-ring or sealant (as applicable). Always install the spring end of the thermostat facing the engine.
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