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Old 07-31-2008, 05:24 AM
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Question Thermostat Location?

I'll spill all the beans here, but my first question is where is the thermostat located on the ole 2.0? Someone said it was in the plastic housing where it goes into the block... but I just changed that when my coolant temp sensor quit and cracked that baby open. There was no thermostat in there... does the coolant temop sensor work as a thermo stat? I work on trucks I'm not used to this dinky stuff, haha.

Also I would like a second opinion before I go ahead and change my water pump/timing belt. After I overheated and cracked the plastic piece that goes to the block, I needed coolant to make it home, all I could get was some stuff that was garaunteed to work with anything... well it didn't it made a mess of my antifreeze. So I drained it all, took it to the shop where I work, and did my own little flush, running it for 30 minutes with water flowing through it. Thinking this would solve my problem I went to fill it up. It would not take nearly what it was supposed to, and my overheat light came on before I made it a block towards home. Just after my sensor went I DID hear some weird noises under the hood that went away. I'm thinking it had to be my water pump dying.

Moral of the question... am I right in changing my water pump and timing belt that needs changing. Or should I be changing my thermostat and/or go for a even better flush of my lines? I'm tired of having a lawn ornament.. haha.
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Follow the top radiator hose from the radiator to the block; that is where the thermostat is.
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You might be due for a change regardless. Has it been done and if not, what is your mileage?
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im not gunna lie it is a pretty ****in stipid job just for a T stat


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Follow the top radiator hose from the radiator to the block; that is where the thermostat is.
Alright, so the top rad hose goes into that... super Y that splits with 4 hoses attatched to it and goes into the block. The thermostat is in there?? If so, my car never even came with one, because I changed that when it cracked from overheating and there was nothing to be seen.
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You might be due for a change regardless. Has it been done and if not, what is your mileage?
About 160,000km or 99,000miles ..the time when everything dies on a car.
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Made a nice pic for ya


Nevermind the gauges, im testing my AC system.

Its behind a little shroud with 2 bolts going into the engine.

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Hmm for some reason the pic went bye bye.


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Alright, so the top rad hose goes into that... super Y that splits with 4 hoses attatched to it and goes into the block. The thermostat is in there?? If so, my car never even came with one, because I changed that when it cracked from overheating and there was nothing to be seen.
My mistake, it is the "other" radiator hose... sorry
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