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Old 04-16-2003, 04:25 PM   #1
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I just got done putting my thermostat in and that was eaaasssy. Once agian i had my doubts about how easy it really was going to be but everything went smooth. After i blead the system, i went around to test it and it didn't go over 190! I was doing alot of stop and go to see how far the temp would go and that'* it! Most of the time it hovered between 170 to 180.

If anyone wants help doing this just ask. It'* still all fresh in my head.
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I'm happy with mine too, but I do notice that when the weather warmed up, and I was sitting idling long enough, the temp would climb back up about 200 like the gurus said it would.
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Just did mine tonite too! Along with the water pump:P
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what exactly does the 180 thermostat do performance wise???
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Not much, but it keeps the engine cooler. And as Jr has mentioned a few times, the biggest killer of the transmissions from 87-91 is the heat.

I have mine, but not installed yet. Once I go for my spring tune up and tire rotation, I'll have it installed.

Easy to do tho, if you want to install it yourself and its very inexpensive
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How do you bleed the coolant system for air?
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How do you bleed the coolant system for air?
On your water oulet (above t-stat) there should be a screw...run engine until at operating temp...loosen screw til there is a steady stream of coolant...then tighten..ALL DONE
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could you try loosening the cap on the radiator? I thought there was a bleed valve on top of the radiator too, but I have never checked. Another way to make sure it doesnt bleed is to drain a qaurt or two out of your system into a clean container before you install the t-stat, and then dump it back in when you are done. Wouldnt this work???
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