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Old 06-10-2005, 10:03 AM   #1
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Where exactly is it located in my 97? Where the top radiator hoes goes into the block?
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yes, exactly!! It's actually going into your lower intake manifold.
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Old 06-10-2005, 11:27 AM   #3
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Ok, next question, my stock thermo has a hole drilled in it with a little ball, (some sort of valve type thing), do I need that on my new one?
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S**T, it's leaking now, and I've reinstalled it 3 times and can't get it to stop leaking, please HELP!!!!
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S**T, it's leaking now, and I've reinstalled it 3 times and can't get it to stop leaking, please HELP!!!!
I was in the same situation... that little fugger is hard to get to stop. Go get some sort of gasket sealer and coat it with that. Remember not to torque it down too much otherwise youll crack the housing. I broke 3 housings trying to do this, its a PITA. Good luck.
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I was a moron and didn't look how it was in when I yanked it out, does the gasket attach to the block or does the thermostat go in first then the gasket over it??? I got some RTV sealant too, think that should do it???
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The tstat goes in first, then gasket over that. Put that sealant around the stat too... good luck man, i eventually caved and took it to ford after breaking those 3 housings.
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Yikes, that's encouraging, thanks man!
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be sure the copper thing is sticking out of the housing, so its going into your lower intake
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Alright guys I got it in and all set without any leaks(so far), thanks for the help, good to know if there's a prob that someone can help. Kick Azz
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Yep I got it, thanks Zim
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right on man... good work
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be sure the copper thing is sticking out of the housing, so its going into your lower intake
You mean the thingie with the springs?
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You mean the thingie with the springs?
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christ it's not that hard...its a thermostat...

I hope you guys weren't jsut using the paper filter and expecting that to seal?
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Its not hard, its just a pain in the ***... getting that ****er to seal is the hardest part. That and making sure you dont torque down too much on that housing and crack it... that was my problem.
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Got another ? related to this. If you remover the tstat all together you would have constant flow through the engine, thus resulting in a cooler engine??? Please correct me if IM totally wrong on this, it's just a thought I had today
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Got another ? related to this. If you remover the tstat all together you would have constant flow through the engine, thus resulting in a cooler engine??? Please correct me if IM totally wrong on this, it's just a thought I had today
It will run hotter, since the coolant wont get cooled enough in the radiator before it returns to the engine.
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