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Should the spring stick out of the manifold or the thermostat housing

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The spring should be facing down in the housing

Posted on Nov 30, 2010

  • pjk6 Nov 30, 2010

    Okay, which way is down? The housing has a machined lip about a 1/4 inch in where it seems the rubber grommet of the thermostat would sit. Like wise the housing has two notches where the flanges? on each side would go. If done this way, the thermostat spring end would go into the manifold - is this correct?

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