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Where is the thermostat housing on a 1988 golf

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cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant.
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  1. Drain the radiator until the coolant is below the thermostat level (below
    the level of the intake manifold).
  2. Remove the water outlet elbow assembly from the engine. Remove the
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  3. Clean the gasket surfaces on the water outlet elbow and the intake manifold.
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  4. Install the new thermostat making sure the spring side is inserted into the
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    Fig. 1: Remove the thermostat housing bolts

    Fig. 2: Remove the thermostat housing from the engine

    Fig. 3: Remove the thermostat from the housing

    Fig. 4: Thermostat housing - 4.3L engines

    Fig. 5: Thermostat housing - 4.8L engines

    Fig. 6: Thermostat housing - 5.0L and 5.7L engines

    Fig. 7: Thermostat housing - 7.4L engines, R/V series

    Fig. 8: Thermostat housing - 7.4L engines C/K series

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  1. Remove the upper fan shroud.
  2. Drain the cooling system to a point below the thermostat.

    Fig. 9: Thermostat housing - 6.2L engines, R/V series

    Fig. 10: Thermostat housing - 6.2L and 6.5L diesel engines -
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  3. Remove the engine oil dipstick tube brace and the oil fill brace.
  4. Remove the upper radiator hose.
  5. Remove the water outlet.
  6. Remove the thermostat and gasket.
  7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  8. Use a new gasket coated with sealer, Make sure that the spring end of the
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  1. Drain the cooling system to a point below the thermostat.
  2. Disconnect the upper radiator (inlet) hose from the thermostat outlet.
  3. Ufasten the thermostat housing bolt and stud, then remove the housing.
  4. Remove the gasket and the thermostat.
  5. Clean any remaining gasket from the thermostat hosing mating surfaces.

    Fig. 11: Exploded view of the thermostat assembly components
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  6. Place the thermostat into position in the housing, then install the gasket.
  7. Install the thermostat housing, the bolt and the stud. Tighten the bolt and
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  8. Attach the upper radiator (inlet) hose to the thermostat outlet.
  9. Fill the cooling system.
  10. Start the engine with the radiator cap still removed, until the upper
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  11. With the engine idling, add coolant until the coolant level reaches the
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  12. Instal the radiator cap making sure the arrows line up with the overflow
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