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Old 12-10-2006, 04:34 PM   #41
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kirksville missouri its about two hours north of jeff city (the capital)
Ok, just wondering. Maybe there are some members in your area that could help out too, just a thought.

Otherwise, the t-stat was my first project on my first Bonneville 4 years ago. Follow the directions step-by-step, and you'll do fine. The only tools you need are a ratchet with a 10mm socket, and a flat-head screwdriver for the bleeder screw. And a razor blade is helpful in getting the old gasket off the metal surfaces.
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how long do you guesstimate it will take me to do this??? and what exactly will it do to my car?.................................. what would be a good way to see if ne one is n my area that would help? or a good place to post?
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how long do you guesstimate it will take me to do this??? and what exactly will it do to my car?.................................. what would be a good way to see if ne one is n my area that would help? or a good place to post?
It should only take about 30 minutes tops if that. Took me less. And I can do it now in probably 5. But take your time, no need to rush.

The 180 t-stat will open up earlier than the 195 (which is what you have now), so it keeps your engine running cooler, which can keep it lasting longer. It'* a good starting point if you are planning on modifying your car more down the road.

Your temperature can still go above 200 in the summer if you sit in traffic, but that is normal. When driving and air is flowing though the radiator, the car will run cooler.

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doesnt a cold air intake increase gas mileage? its what ive heard... true? what else does it do?
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That'* true, and it sounds awesome
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doesnt a cold air intake increase gas mileage? its what ive heard... true? what else does it do?
Yes it can, if you don't drive it faster because of it (which is often the result ). It allows the engine to breathe better. Your stock intake is very restrictive compared to an intake like mine that I posted. If you drive normally you will probably see an increase in gas mileage of 2-3mpg. I did.

It increases horsepower at the same time, and some torque.
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do you think orielys would have a decent intake? autozone doesnt have them at all
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I'm not familiar with them at all. Advance Auto and Pepboys have intake pipes for Civics that can work. But you basically want to find a pipe that has a similar bend as this:

3" diameter is ideal. You don't want a pipe that is too short either.

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how much does everything together cost?
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how much does everything together cost?
Cone Filter - $55
Silicone reducer - $20
3 clamps - $8
Pipe - $40?

Add a bit for shipping if necessary.

I had a spare pipe in the garage that I was able to use. So mine cost me around $85 all together.
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