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Old 08-18-2004, 09:17 PM   #1
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Where can i get a 180 t-stat, are they easy to install? What are the benefits of a new t-stat. Feedback please.
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Check your local parts stores for one. It will lower operating temps, which will increase the life of your engine, as well as give you better milage, and even a few HP.
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is it easy to put in/ install?
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Uhh, very... very easy. your upper radiator hose connects to the coolant neck / thermostat housing, two bolts hold the thermostat housing to the intake manifold, remove it then take the thermostat out get a new thermostat, o-ring and gasket, scrape the old gasket off and put the new one on I always use some RTV also.
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Buy Chilton'* #28200 at the same time, along with the fiber gasket and rubber seal for the thermostat/housing. You need the book anyway. With it, the first time you do this should take less than an hour. 20 minutes for each change after that. Put a rag down in the lower intake while you CAREFULLY scrape the old gasket off.
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Also, make sure the engine is REAL cold or your wearing coolant.
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where can i get the chiltons manual? NAPA?
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I dunno if Napa sells Chiltons? They'll order it in a couple days if they don't. Ask Kennginn. He'* a Napa Manager
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I dunno if Napa sells Chiltons? They'll order it in a couple days if they don't. Ask Kennginn. He'* a Napa Manager
we have them in stock for our vehicles $17.99 in illinois and we also sell the 180 superstats
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