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post #1 of 6 Old 10-12-2006, 03:52 AM Thread Starter
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which way does the thermostat sit in the engine..i tried following the picture but....it was hopeless, im not mechanically inclined at all...pictures would hep..thanks guys
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which way does the thermostat sit in the engine..i tried following the picture but....it was hopeless, im not mechanically inclined at all...pictures would hep..thanks guys
it sits up front inside of your radiator hose, i think

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yea its sorta next to the alternator, im talking about which way does it sit in the engine itself. i put it in, the way i thoguht it was supposed to face and the seal held until the engine hit 210 and then it just started spuing coolant..so im figuring either the gasket was bad or the thermostat just didnt open, or both ha thanks tho
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The thermostat should have an arrow or some marking on the top of it that you point towards your radiator. That is the way i've put in the last couple i've gotten.

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the spring portion of the t-stat sits in the block itself. if you look at the t-stat from the side it will resemble an arrow -|> place it in the block so it points towards the radiator.
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Ok, Ha, It Wasnt The Thermostat I Got Tat Correct, Dummy Me Forgot I Drained Most Of The Coolant Out, Ha Note To Self : Your Engine Will Over Heat Without Coolant No Matter What Degree Thermostat You Have Installed. Thanks For All The Replies...
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