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Old 06-11-2004, 01:35 PM   #1
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CAn anyone tell me step by step how to install it and whats the price?
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also what are the side effects that i sometimes hear ppl have when first installed?
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The price with a new gasket (make sure you get the gasket) is about 5 -10 dollars, to install heres what i did
Got a few large catch pans ready, let the car cool off for an hour or so, opend up the drain on the drivers side of the rad, took the rad cap off, and let it drain dry.
Then remove the top rad hose and get it out of your way. Then the part of the hose that isnt on the rad goes into the thermostat housing, the far back bolt on it was kinda tricky but i got it out, in total you will remove 2 bolts from the housing, take the hosing off, taking note of which way the old thermostat sits in there, incase you might forget. Remove all old gasket material from each surface, the intake, and the housing, srape it off lightly! Do not scare the housing or intake up to badly! You may want to use some emry cloth to dress it up good. Do a good job, and you wont have leaks. Put the new thermo in, then put the gasket on, like the old one was on, then tourque each bolt up evenly, im not to sure on a spec. Then put your hose back on, tigten the plug, and fill the rad with 50/50 antifreeze/water.



FOR A FLUSH: After removing the old thermo, you might want to take a garden hose, and put some water down the intake and let it drain out the rad. This is what i did.
If your mixing the coolant 50/50 your self its important to use distilled water only, it wont rust.

Side effects, car takes longer to warm up, this causes the ECM longer to come out of closed loop mode, in closed loop the car is running rich to try and warm up, always.
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Some people have also commented that fuel efficiency is diminished by 4-5 less MPG.
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How long did it take and what all tools do i need? And the gasket and stat was just 10 all together? I might do a flush. I know i need it.
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I took my time on it, about an hour or more
What you need is a socket, long extension, 4" should do, and gasket scraper.
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what will the temperature gauge read once installed?
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with my 180, it reads on a hot day, about half, on your car thats 190 ish. with my 195 it went closer to the red zone.
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with my 180, it reads on a hot day, about half, on your car thats 190 ish. with my 195 it went closer to the red zone.


thats all i wanted to know. I am about to get to work on thias right now. Thanx
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