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How do you get at the thermostat,do i have to take alot of stuff off to get at it.

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Its best to take off the section of exhaust that runs around the back of the engine. There are 4 bolts that holds the heat shield on, then 6 that bolts it to each exhaust manifolds.

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Ok, ive seen this alot with this year s-type, the only problem is its always something different.

What i would do first is warm the car up, NOT TO HOT, but warm it up and start feeling hoses. Turn your heat on full blast and let the car idle. When the car is warm all your coolant hoses should be warm, check the top and bottom radiator hoses the hoses before and after the thermostat.

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