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Thermostat installation on an 87 Ford Mustang 5.0

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Drain the coolant of the radiator or pull the lower radiator hose off. Follow the upper radiator hose to the engine where the distributor is. The hose clamps on to the thermostat housing right there. Remove the big hose and removed the little hose and remove two half inch bolts holding the housing to the intake manifold remove the thermostat in clean the gasket surface with a putty knife and a wire brush. Install the thermostat and then gasket using shellacke or sealants. Reinstall bolts and hoses. Fill with coolant. Remove one of the heater hoses for the throttle body to vent the trap air out of the engine. Do this with the engine running then check the coolant level again. Good luck.

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