Question about Cars & Trucks
Thermostat & "o"ring
I would just try to get in there & separate
the housing & leave as much else alone
May be easier to get from the bottom
I have a 2004 V8 so I have different issues
Before you buy the thermostat, look at scan tool data
& coolant temp & remove the stat & check the temp
stamped on it,so you get the correct one
Then recheck your data under same run time,ambient
temp,etc, to compare new stat
Make sure you mix ONLY Zerex G-05 & Distilled Water
from the super market ---- NEVER TAP WATER IN
ANY COOLANT SYSTEM
You only getting 50 % out, with the radiator plug out,so
change every 3 years
I mix 60% coolant & 40% water
50/50 is okey
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First with the engine cool, drain some of the antifreeze from the radiator. Second, take the hose clamp off of the upper radiator hose on the engine side and slide the hose off the water neck, some antifreeze might spill out. Third, remove the two bolts that hold the water neck and remove the waterneck, some antifreeze may spill out. Fourth, remove the old thermostat and o-ring , clean the sealing surface and install the new thermostat and o-ring the same way it came out. Last just reverse the procedure to get it back together, tightening the two waterneck bolts to 18 ft. Lbs. Fill with 50/50 antifreeze and water start it up and check for leaks. And you are done. Should only take about 20-30 minutes
Posted on Nov 06, 2013
should be able to get to it with a flex-socket,unless it's best for you to remove whatever is in the way (try first with a flex-socket and extension. MAKE SURE YOU HAND START THE BOLTS TO MAKE SURE YOU DON'T CROSS-THREAD AND TIGHTEN EVENLY AS TO PREVENT BREAKING THE NEW PIECE.
Posted on Dec 29, 2013
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