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Old 11-30-2005, 09:30 PM   #1
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Just wonderin how I replace the thermostat, I got my 180 deg. today. I looked for a writeup in the techinfo section but didn't find one. Thanks for any help!
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What do you know? You know where it is?

Drain off about a gallon or so off coolant, remove the two bolts, pull out old one, put o-ring on new one, put it in, make sure gasket surfaces are clean, put on paper gasket, put gooseneck back on, refill coolant and bleed.

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I plan on doing this soon very soon as well...are there any mods needed?..will the 180* bolt right up?
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I plan on doing this soon very soon as well...are there any mods needed?..will the 180* bolt right up?
Yeah, its just slides right in like the 195.
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No, I don't even know what it is. I guess I'll have to go get a gallon of coolant, and I have no paper gaskets to replace with, was I supposed to get one?. Can I use the old o-ring with the new one?
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You need two gaskets. 1 paper, 1 rubber ring.

Logan has the procedure pretty straight. It'* cake. Follow your top radiator hose to the clamp on the engine. That'* the t stat gooseneck. Pull those 2 10mm bolts..(after draining coolant of course)
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do we have a drain plug on the radiator? i put in a 195* for winter today and i couldnt find one, so i took off the bottom radiator hose.
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Its super easy, when i did mine on the 94 i just did as described by draining the fluid some, then undoing the two bolts holding it on, cleaned the 2 mating surfaces of the gaskets after removing the old t stat, replaced it with the new one, and its components, and put it all back to gether and refill the coolant u drained, and ur done
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I don't have an o-ring or gaskets. Now do I have to wait another week and order those, or will an auto store carry them?

Do I have to drain all of the coolant?

Thanks for the help.
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you should replace both gaskets. its cheap insurance. you dont have to drain it all, just about a gallon or so
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