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Old 08-03-2007, 08:07 AM   #1
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ok well my car has overheated twice, and i found out we forgot 2 put in the thermostat, so i bought one and put it in..., but i was wondering if i put it in right...does the part sticking up in this picture go towards the back of the car? or does it face the radiator? thanks tyler

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Old 08-03-2007, 08:09 AM   #2
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part sticking up face forward you'd find out it may not fit if you tried it the opposite way[&:]
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:17 AM   #3
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well i tried it with this fitting forward and it didnt fit right...mine has a gold **** like thing on the back i didnt think it would go towards the engine? so this part in this pic is the front?

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Old 08-03-2007, 08:22 AM   #4
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yes the bulky gold part faces back fits inside the intake part
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:23 AM   #5
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dang...thanks man...ne reason why miune didnt fit that way?
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:23 AM   #6
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those are the bulky high performance ones and sometimes they have fitment issues they are for improved flow capacity.... a good Stant t-stat should work fine.
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:37 AM   #7
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well i just turned it around and after i turned it a little it slid right in....thanks for the help!!
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:52 AM   #8
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I really don't think that that is the cause of your OVERheating! With no T-stat at all the temp will be hard pressed to even get warm. The t-stat's function is to allow the engine to come up to temp quicker for combustion effiency and so it will make heat in the winter. It also keeps the temp at a fairly constant value by opening and closing via the sensor bulb and bi-metal strip. Runing without one will not cause your car to overheat. If it overheats without the t-stat , you have other issues.
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Old 08-03-2007, 11:06 AM   #9
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What exactly was done to the engine? I'm thinking you have problems elsewhere.
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Old 08-03-2007, 11:15 AM   #10
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Yeah, it's not the t-stat. Either a clog, wrong waterpump, or too small a radiator, etc.
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