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Old 04-12-2011, 09:24 PM   #21
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What'* the hold up on the t stat swap Bill? I know you've got a spare sitting around somewhere..

Sam, if you are really interested in getting something done I can make some recommendations unless you plan on shipping the GXP to the states? I don't know how they feel about shipping spontaneously combusting cars cross borders though...
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Bill is waiting for a write up on how to swap a thermostat.
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What'* the hold up on the t stat swap Bill? I know you've got a spare sitting around somewhere..

Sam, if you are really interested in getting something done I can make some recommendations unless you plan on shipping the GXP to the states? I don't know how they feel about shipping spontaneously combusting cars cross borders though...

well no i dont wanna ship the car that far, i was just hoping someone would make me a cool setup like your based on their trunk since they are all the same
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That was actually the plan when we did mine to make a template. The problem is there is much more than just panels to do. I'm sure you've seen the teardown pictures of my car. The entire inside came out, lots of sound deadening and wiring went in, many things were modified/bolted in. The panels are more of a finishing touch.
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yeah i agree, i wish i have the skills and the time for this
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It'* true, I'm considering swapping the thermostat while I'm doing the trans.

The hold up. Well procrastination mostly. I'm putting the finishing touches on a large home remodel (3 rooms and hallway), girl friend is nearly moved in (although the next couple weeks she'd helping family), and my AAA card is itchin to get used. Odometer is at 179,3xx, something says I should push it to 180,000 and then put the trans in.

Overall though, there'* simply a large pile of projects on my list and good guys like Steve (SGP) have been waiting on me too long for stuff.
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I figured by now you'd be able to pull into the gas station, start the nozzle, and have the thermostat swapped before the tank was full.

It'* too bad there is no quick way to drain the coolant without making a big mess... or is there?

I still need to get the SLE into the shop and pull the coolant elbows again to see if the thicker gaskets and a little rtv seal it up.
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That'* easy. Open the radiator cap, and turn on the shop vac. Suck a little out and your all set.

As for swapping a thermostat, the Fiero is the best in the world for this. Just turn a cap that looks like a radiator cap, pull it out, and stick the new one in. Done. Not kidding, 30 second change.
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