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replacing thermostat

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replacing thermostat
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Greg replied 4 years ago.
Hi .

If you want to replace the thermostat then all you have to do is drain the coolant into a
bucket ,
Then the top radiator hose from the radiator to the engine you will locate the thermostat housing remove the two bolts and then replaced the old thermostat with the new one and make sure you use the new ring seal .

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Need further assistance then please get back to me .

Regards Greg
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

thanku i am told by my garage that the stat housing is located between timing belt and engine block so they have to remove belt and cover assy is this true

Expert:  Greg replied 4 years ago.
Hi.

Jeremy .

Just so we don't get the engines mixed up can you take a photo of the engine for me to
so i can let you know ,

Greg
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

thaku 4 your help i have now resolved the problem its a 1600cc engine & u do have 2 remove timing belt etc

Expert:  Greg replied 4 years ago.
Hi Jeremy .

Ok then you have the pre 1999 engine ,.

All the best my friend .

But before i knock off, i suggestyou do the following when you do the thermostat.

Depending when th rtiming belt was last replaced .
Evey 60.00 miles or 6 years what ever comes first .

If the cam or cranks seaks are leaking oil and has contaminated the timing belt
then i would replcae the timing belt , cam and crank seal, tensioner , idle roller and of cause thyeb water pump .this is normall practise here in the dhops

Kind regards Greg