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Thermostat install
« on: November 29 2022, 12:56:31 PM »
Any suggestions on the best way to change thermostat with the least amount of coolant spillage?

Iíve got to change out my T-stat & am running GN1ís aluminum upper coolant pipe in lieu of a flexible rad hose so itís a bit trickier.
Any suggestions to minimize spilled coolant would be greatly appreciated

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Re: Thermostat install
« Reply #1 on: November 29 2022, 01:06:59 PM »
Dave, with the amount of time you posted here and over there, you coulda slid underneath it and pulled the lower rad hose loose and let some antifeeze out of it, swapped the thermostat and been doing burnouts up and down your street.  :atbeer:

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Re: Thermostat install
« Reply #2 on: November 29 2022, 05:11:29 PM »
Open up the "petcock valve" on rad & let some coolant out with no mess to clean up.
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Re: Thermostat install
« Reply #3 on: November 30 2022, 07:49:26 AM »
Iíve drained some fluid outta the rad via the petcock & removed the upper hose connection at the radiator .
Will attempt to use my vacuum pump to drain inside the rigid upper hose before removing at the intake .
Am expecting a ďgushĒ of coolant outta the manifold once I remove the thermostat .
Will have a bunch of rags stuffed around it and some drain pans under the car to catch what drips down .

Thanks for your suggestions Scooby & David 👍


 

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