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Old 07-24-2007, 10:54 PM   #11
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Now would probably be a good time to bring this up again:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...=article&k=100
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:28 AM   #12
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I use a piece of vacuum hose. Clear, black..whatever.. the way Dillcc mentions it is the way I change a t stat and rarely have any on the ground at all.
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I read the techinfo article, and I definitely don't have access to a drill. Is drilling the thermostat a really important part of that process?
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Not at all.. in fact.. I haven't drilled one since the new setup on my car.
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I got the tubing, container, and i can't find that stupid drain plug! my manual has a picture of it, but it'* the worst picture ever taken and I can't even discern where it is. does anyone by any chance have a decent pic of it, or maybe a better description than stupid haynes...

EDIT: Okay sorry, I searched and I guess I'm not the only one who thinks it'* hard to find and I found pictures. But I guess I'm unclear where I siphon the coolant out of. Is it the radiator cap? Thanks. Sorry about the whining.
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Yeah, radiator cap. Be sure to stick the tubing in far enough into the radiator to be below the level of the thermostat. Use a clean container so you can reuse the fluid.

I have found that drilling one tiny hole in the t-stat really helps greatly in burping all the air out...if you can borrow a drill from the neighbor, do it.
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I'm sure any member here would be willing to drill the holes in the stat and mail it back to you.
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Sounds like she'* working on it today Haro...

Honestly..there'* no "need" for a hole.
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got it done, thanks SO much guys!
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