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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-23-2003, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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well i alreayd got it.....cuse my thermostat i have now has been a little wierd and all.....long story....but what do i need for the install....do i need new gaskets?....i figure i do but if i dont need them im just making sure

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When I installed my t-stat I put a new gasket on..becuase it's was the factory one. I mean if you already have it open mine as well put a new gasket on there, plus it's real easy to do.

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You need the o-ring for the Thermostat. There is no gasket.

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My mistake..I forgot that it was called that...thanks for the correction thunder....it's 2 early..haha

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the o ring is how much?

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i am not asure how much they run but i just used the same one that my stock one was on....i just cleaned it really good and then put it back in its place.......learn from my experience...30 minutes is not enought to cool the engine down and engine coolant is incredibly freakin hot!!!

dont do what i did....let it cool more

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The o-ring is only a couple of bucks.

As posted above, may as well replace it while it's apart.

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I used a fan on my engine for about 2 hours to cool it off.....
And the gasket (o-ring) is about $3.50-ish. The thermostat housing has really long bolts. Dont be suprised if they dont 'come right out', it'll take you a minute to get them all the way out.
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Over 215K miles now on the original O-Ring. Approximately 6 T-Stat changes,and on the second engine now,and never a leak.
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