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Old 03-15-2007, 04:52 AM   #1
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Ok I got my UIM off and I see the Stat and looks like ití* pressed in or something I canít get it out. How do I get it out? Is it screwed in? I want to replace it with a 180 degree one....I live and drive all day everyday in the hardened hot *** city so will this help?...I just donít want another UIM\ LIM failure...
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Pull off the coolant neck. There should be two bolts on either side. After the the neck is off, the t-stat should be able to be pulled.
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yeah i do have the neck off and the 2 screws removed...but the stat seems like it'* just stuck in the i think it'* the LIM..do i just stick a srewdriver though it and twist it left to right and pul it out or is it screwed in?
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Screwdriver, pliers....anything that appears to work w/o damaging the surface on the lim where the gaskets will need to seal.
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got you..thanks...
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BTW..once it is out. Make sure the area is clean and free of old gasket material etc. That should help keep the next one from sticking.
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I don't think the gasket is available for the housing.... You'll have to make one...
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Sometimes they are tough to find by name. Technically they are listed as a water outlet housing gasket in many systems.
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I used a Series 1 gasket and some RTV. Hasn't leaked yet.
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