Thermostat Bang Head

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Re: Thermostat Bang Head

Post by kings-x59 » Thu May 20, 2010 12:48 am

[quote="Rileysowner"]This is what I received. So the black rubber piece running around the edge is the housing gasket?

wow, GM actually improved something. My thermostat housing has a separate gasket.
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Re: Thermostat Bang Head

Post by Rileysowner » Thu May 20, 2010 1:03 am

It sure makes it an easy install. That is why I am so frustrated the whole thing took so long. Hopefully I have the stud in tight enough, no way to get a torque wrench in there. It was almost impossible to get my ratchets in there.

I may not have a leak as I realized when I got home no matter where I go I smell coolant. I think I just have the smell in my nose. I will still check either tomorrow or Friday.
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Re: Thermostat Bang Head

Post by kings-x59 » Thu May 20, 2010 1:25 am

ah don't get frustrated. Any time I run up against something new I'm the world's slowest shade tree mechanic, or carpenter, or plumber, or electrician (dang I hate messing with electricity).

One frozen, or nearly inaccessible bolt or nut can bring any process to a grinding halt. That's how I've filled my special tool box of secret weapons.
You got 'er done nonetheless...won't have to do it again for a while.
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Re: Thermostat Bang Head

Post by Rileysowner » Thu May 20, 2010 2:34 am

I hope not. If there is a slow leak I will have to replace that upper rad hose, but that is a simple enough job over all.
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Re: Thermostat Bang Head - BRAND SUGGESTION?????

Post by clarkperez2334 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:34 am

Hi guys!

I need to replace my thermostat. Which brand do you think is much better to use a NAPA Superstat or Calorstat? [-o<

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Rileysowner, how much is your NAPA Superstat, where did you bought it? :D

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Re: Thermostat Bang Head

Post by Smiliesafari » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:55 pm

I've always made it a point to use quality parts. Thermostats are cheap. Use the best that your supplier has to offer.
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Re: Thermostat Bang Head

Post by Wiley » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:25 am

To piggyback this thread, I am having a hard time getting a good seal on the thermo housing after a replacement. Pretty much saying I have a leak at the thermo housing rear stud, should I tighten it?

Edit: Took off the plastic top that attaches to the air filter stuff since its only held on by 1 plastic screw, so there is plenty of room for a torque wrench now, just dont drop anything in there! Should be all set. Thanks!
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