T-Stat Problem! Help
Ok Friday pulled the bird into the garage to replace a Water pump that was leaking so i figured while i was down there id put a different T-stat on, i had a 180 on it but after reading the other post i decided to return to the stock one. Heres the problems//questions.
1. The guy at the Auto Parts place was a dip$#@!. This i know cant be handled
2. Not checking the parts until friday i find the T-stat is a 195degree and i believe the stock is 192 do i have to worry about this?
3. Question about t-stat placement, in what order do i want to put everything in the Manual says block, gasket, T-stat, then Upper Rad. housing thing(i put it on this way) is that the correct way or should i have block, t-stat, gasket, then Housing.
4. The guy gave me one of those horrible self seal blue plastic pieces of crap gaskets and after i told him i didnt want that he said he didnt have any other gaskets. Now assuming i didnt mess up on the placement #3, then these gaskets suck because im leaking from my T-stat area my Water pump is fine thank goodness.
Never buy self sealing gaskets, RTV regular gaskets work so much better and you dont have the Rad Housing sticking out an extra 1/8 inch.