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#1 (permalink) Old 01-27-2004, 08:27 AM
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how hard is it to replace by yourself? I was thinking of just doing it myself assuming my gf's dad lets me pull my car into their garage. Its just too damn cold out to do it outside. Anyways is this a really difficult thing to do?
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not really, you do need a drain pan for all the coolant, you have to remove the clutch fan , remove the hoses. from the housing, and then get the thermostat housing off, (some of the work is sort of blind)

if you want a more detailed DIY then reply back

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It's easy. You can leave the hoses connected if you wish. The only thing to be careful of (assuming you have a seperate thermostat and housing, and not one unit) is to make sure that the thermostat is seated in the head when you put the housing over it. If it is cocked, or out of position, you could crack the housing when you tighten it down........been there, done that. :P

What I do is put a little grease, or vaseline, on the backside edge of the thermostat, and also over the front side and oring. This will help hold it in there, and it won't hurt anything. Make sure the oring is seated correctly as well, and it should stay put, unless you bang it with the housing trying to align the bolts.
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I'm thinking of replacing mine also. Here's a good DIY, detailed with pictures that i've found in my research:

http://www.logun.org/therm.htm

Also, here is a link for a good price on therm and metal housing:

http://www.eap4parts.com/

Good luck
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