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Old 07-07-2004, 08:42 PM   #1
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Thermostat

I bought a new thermostat. The guys at Kragen sold me a gasket. The gasket doesn't look like the thermostat housing on my car. Therefore, I believe I was sold this gasket in err.

Can anyone confirm this for me? I'd rather not tear up my current gasket to realize I have the wrong gasket on the bench.

Here is a picture of the gasket they sold me:

My thermostat does not have the little "O" thing in the upper left. Not sure what that is for! But I don't have one.
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Old 07-07-2004, 09:09 PM   #2
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Just use gasket maker (silicone) and don't worry with the gasket. It will be fine.
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Old 07-07-2004, 09:13 PM   #3
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I sure am a dumbass.
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Yes, that is definately NOT the right gasket. You can go with silicone if you want or go get the right gasket. You already paid for it.
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So the next obvious question is... Did they even sell me the right thermostat? Though, I don't think a picture will help with determining that one.
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well what kind of thermo is it? Stant? I think your best bet is to just go back and verify the thermo and switch out the gasket for the right one. I had something like this happen to me before. I needed an alternator, so I went to the store, and bought it. I just looked it really quick, it looked like the right one. Took it apart and polished the hell out of it. Turns out it was the wrong alt. I was so mad. So I took it back and got the right one. No questions asked.
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It's a prestone 300-180. It cross-references to Stant's 13008 and 13308.

Edit: According to a quick search, Stant's 13008 is the correct thermostat. So. I'll be doing that tomorrow.
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I go this info from the stant website:


Thermostats:
- Premium Thermo, Part #45359
- Economy Thermo, Part #13009

Thermo Gasket:
- Thermostat Gasket, Part #25138

I'm going to assume you have a 2002 right?
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What kind of search did you do?
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I searched on V6Power and they said it was the right one.

Are those 195* thermos or 180*? I believe this one is a 180* off a 95 5.0 but it is the same one for 3.8s.
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Well I just did a search on the stant website, and it gives me the same part numbers for 5.0's and 3.8's. You can tell if it's a 195 or a 180. it should be stamped on the front on the thermo.
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Well I just did a search on the stant website, and it gives me the same part numbers for 5.0's and 3.8's. You can tell if it's a 195 or a 180. it should be stamped on the front on the thermo.
180/82 is stamped on the front. I'm fairly confident now it's the correct one... Unless Kragen's database and v6p are both wrong. Unlikely, I think.

It's almost not worth driving down there to pick up a new gasket, considering I'll spend twice as much in gas.
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Maybe that's a 5.0 gasket...
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just get high temp silicone
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Yeah, i think it is the right thermo. Even the other one thermo that stant list is off by one number.
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