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Old 07-05-2005, 03:17 PM   #1
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Hey I've got a '92 SE...naturally aspirated...DAMN

I know I could do a search (I have) to see what kind of work I could do, but it would be sweet if I could get some opinions on what light modifications I could do...I'm thinking of the rice pipe intake a ton of people seem to have.

If anyone feels like helping me out with some ideas, keep in mind I no NOTHING about working on cars...this is my first one.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

If I offend anyone with my lack of knowledge, I apologize
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http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/techinfo/?article=52

Start with the 180 thermostat. The 92'* were mostly EGR-less, and are prone to burning valves.
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Start with the 180 thermostat. The 92'* were mostly EGR-less, and are prone to burning valves.
yea and burning valves really suck
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OK...time to reveal stupidiness...

1. How much are tstats, what kinds are good

2. Where the hell is it in the engine

3. How do I replace them



At least I understand intake.... :(
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I've got a few more questions too...

What'* the best way just to clean out an engine...dirt and grime and the like.

Also, probably an important question to ask...do I have to disconnect anything when I work on certain parts...

Don't fell like dying anytime soon...
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OK...time to reveal stupidiness...

1. How much are tstats, what kinds are good
Real cheap i kinda forget but the thermostat+o-ring+thermostat housing gasket should be under 10 bucks.
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2. Where the H*** is it in the engine
Follow the thick black hose comming out of the top of the radiator on the drivers side. When it stops at the engine, there'* a metal 90 degree bend (thermostat housing). Theres to bolts holding it down. the thermostat is sandwiched between that and the engine.
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3. How do I replace them
Put a drip pan under that side of the engine, unbolt the two bolts holding the thermostat housing down, lift it up(a little coolant will spill), take the old gasket off, take the old thermostat with o-ring out, scrape any old gasket off with a razorblade, put the new thermostat w/ o-ring around it in, wipe excess coolant off, put new gasket on, bolt the thermostat housing back on snug, fill the coolant tank up, turn the car on and let it run till one of the fans come on, unscrew the screw on top the the thermostat housing till you can see the little holes in the side of the screw(not all the way out), wait till coolant comes out and screw it back in, fill coolant tank up agian, and your done.
Might seem like a lot but if you read this while you do it, it'* easy.
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Here'* some things I have done.

Also the modification guide button in my sig

http://www.bonneville.fearthepearl.c....php?page=mods
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thanks guys!
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Another thing would it be a good idea for him to drill his t*stat? If so instructions on that woul;d be helpful
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Drilling isn't necessarily needed. It'll keep you cooler in the winter and he probably isn't looking to change it out twice a year.
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