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Old 03-31-2006, 06:51 PM   #1
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I used to have a Grand Prix NA 3.8 motor and have moved up to the SSEI SC motor in my '01. I'm running hot and need to replace the stat. My question is this:

Will the instructions in a Haynes manual for a Series II 3800 motor from a Grand Prix GT be the same when it comes to replacing the thermostat for a Series II 3800 SC motor in an SSEi?

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I changed my t-stat about 3-4 weeks ago, and the guys here pointed me to this post:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ght=thermostat

But, that post pointed me in all the right directions. Hope it helps you too.

EDIT: I would imagine the N/A and the SC are about the same procedure. I don't own an SC *jealous*, but the procedure shouldn't be much different than your GP you previously owned.
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I appreciate the reply 10 Ghz! I'm printing the post you linked as we speak and I'll jump back on here later this weekend to let everyone know how it went.

Thanks again guys.

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Not a problem. Let us know if you need more help.
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Well, everything went well. Thanks for the input. I replaced the stat in about 5 mins but noticed that the coolant was pretty low. Since I already had my hands dirty I decided to go with a complete flush and fill. Maybe someday GM will put the drain plug for the radiator in a place that is more conducive to draining! Anywho, she'* running cool as a cucumber now. Thanks all!

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hey ozark..make a sig...we gotta know yah stats boy!!
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You will need to have your fan points changed otherwise you will only notice cooler running at highway speeds.
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What do I have to do to change my fan points? It seems to be running fine but I don't want to mess anything up either in the long run.

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