Be careful not to spill coolant over engine compartment. Use a rag to absorb coolant.
Check valve seating condition at normal room temperatures. It should seat tightly.
Check valve opening temperature and valve lift.
Then check if valve is closed at 5 C (9 F) below valve opening temperature.
Install thermostat with jiggle valve or air bleeder at upper side.
Apply a continuous bead of liquid gasket to mating surface of water inlet.
After installation, run engine for a few minutes, and check for leaks.
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Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 AT 2:33 AM