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Old 05-21-2006, 01:22 AM   #1
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finally getting around to installing a 180* t-stat...but i have a couple questions...

Is there any sort of gasket that should be replaced?...if so will it be included w/the t-stat?(seems like my taurus had one*hides*)

I'll probably be getting it at AutoZone..if the clerk says one isn't avail. for my car can I tell them to give me one for a '99?
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finally getting around to installing a 180* t-stat...but i have a couple questions...

Is there any sort of gasket that should be replaced?...if so will it be included w/the t-stat?(seems like my taurus had one*hides*)

I'll probably be getting it at AutoZone..if the clerk says one isn't avail. for my car can I tell them to give me one for a '99?
Go over to schucks auto supply or NAPA. I got mine at Schucks. It should come with a gasket ring, if not you're getting riped off
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we definatly have a NAPA here...not sure if they are open on Sundays or not..i'll pass by there on the way to RicerZone
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we definatly have a NAPA here...not sure if they are open on Sundays or not..i'll pass by there on the way to RicerZone
yeah, ricerzone'* are hit and miss. Some of them have smart staff, other'* don't. They obviously make them to fit our cars Good luck!
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Why do you feel you need an 180 degree thermostat?
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Why do you feel you need an 180 degree thermostat?
because I have a plastic uim thats prone to fail..and I live in Tx where its gets quite hot during the summer...and going on 135k with it,its bound to go at anytime..heh
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The 180 degree thermostat won't lower your operating coolant temperaure. it will only admit coolant to the engine block a bit earlier.
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The 180 degree thermostat won't lower your operating coolant temperaure. it will only admit coolant to the engine block a bit earlier.

but wasn't that why they started putting them on stock in '99?
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My car is a '99 and has a 195. Therefore, I don't know that they did. Perhaps some others here can chime in.
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My car is a '99 and has a 195. Therefore, I don't know that they did. Perhaps some others here can chime in.
i could be thinking of the 2000+ models..but i swear someone mentioned they switched them to 180* in '99..no telling..heh
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