Changing thermostat

1KWIKSIX

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Any suggestions on the best way to change thermostat with the least amount of coolant spillage?

I’ve got to change out my T-stat & am running GN1’s aluminum upper coolant pipe in lieu of a flexible rad hose so it’s a bit trickier.
Any suggestions to minimize spilled coolant would be greatly appreciated
 

1KWIKSIX

Well-Known Member
Any suggestions on the best way to change thermostat with the least amount of coolant spillage?

I’ve got to change out my T-stat & am running GN1’s aluminum upper coolant pipe in lieu of a flexible rad hose so it’s a bit trickier.
Any suggestions to minimize spilled coolant would be greatly appreciated
Here’s a pic
 

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Turbo6inKY

Short Guy
Any suggestions on the best way to change thermostat with the least amount of coolant spillage?

I’ve got to change out my T-stat & am running GN1’s aluminum upper coolant pipe in lieu of a flexible rad hose so it’s a bit trickier.
Any suggestions to minimize spilled coolant would be greatly appreciated
Drain the radiator, then jack the front of the car up as far as you can to drain the intake and thermostat housing into the heads before lowering it back down and starting disassembly.

Or just put a pan under it, do the job, and hose it off when you're done.
 
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