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Old 10-14-2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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Thermostat change.

How much coolant do you lose when you change out the thermostat? And when you change it and put a new one in do you start the car let it run to get coolant through it and add to the radiator? My first time changeling it.
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How much coolant do you lose when you change out the thermostat? And when you change it and put a new one in do you start the car let it run to get coolant through it and add to the radiator? My first time changeling it.
Well if the car is cold , you should lose any to maybe a few oz. from what's in the upper hose, just take your radiator cap off , disconnect the upper hose, take the 3 bolts out of the housing neck, just keep a towel or rag on top of your timing cover , scrape off the old gasket , put new one in
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Well if the car is cold , you should lose any to maybe a few oz. from what's in the upper hose, just take your radiator cap off , disconnect the upper hose, take the 3 bolts out of the housing neck, just keep a towel or rag on top of your timing cover , scrape off the old gasket , put new one in
not a lot if cold.
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Well if the car is cold , you should lose any to maybe a few oz. from what's in the upper hose, just take your radiator cap off , disconnect the upper hose, take the 3 bolts out of the housing neck, just keep a towel or rag on top of your timing cover , scrape off the old gasket , put new one in
Would he have to worry about bleeding any air out after doing this?
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Would he have to worry about bleeding any air out after doing this?
i still try to burp it out just to be sure. also if the thermostat housing has the plug in the top of it, remove that when filling it up. that will let alot of the air out.
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i still try to burp it out just to be sure. also if the thermostat housing has the plug in the top of it, remove that when filling it up. that will let alot of the air out.
I was thinking the exact same thing.
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