Stupid Thermostat

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  1. Kiwi SRT10

    Kiwi SRT10 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Today I thought I would put the original temp thermostat back in my truck. What a pig of a job. After fighting with 3 bolts I couldn't see or touch the 4th. Looks like a radiator out or engine out job. Not impressed at all, especially when 1 bolt is so close to the housing you can't get a ring spanner or a socket on it.
    That was a half day wasted!!

    The [email protected]!#er can stay in there and freeze it's ass off.

    Thermostat is fine....nothing to see here...move along.:mad::(:mad::(
    NO I DON"T HAVE ANGER MANAGEMENT ISSUES!!!!
     
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    Relax, and have a beer!:eek:
     
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    LOL! You weren't holding your tongue correctly....:p
     
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    What I'd suggest: Change your camshaft as it makes changing a thermostat seem super-easy, by comparison. :)

    And NO, I haven't forgotten about the U/D pulley. Unfortunately, there is a breakdown in the supply-chain. There seems to be a lot of that going around...
     
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  5. Modern Barbarian

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    I did mine a couple weeks ago. the is one bolt that had to be done with an open ended wrench, and it was a pain in the ass. the rest I did with the box end of a wrench. Took me about an hour but I got it.
     
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    Wifey Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderator

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    TOO FUNNY!!!! Let the effer freeze!!
     
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  7. Kiwi SRT10

    Kiwi SRT10 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Could you pop over and change it for me on your way home from work maybe lol;)
     
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  8. Modern Barbarian

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    If your in the South Carolina area I dont mind helping at all.
     
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  9. Kiwi SRT10

    Kiwi SRT10 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Do you know where New Zealand is??? I can tell you that there's a fair bit of swimming involved and then a fair bit of driving to get to SC ;)
     
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    I have actually been down your way when I served in the Corps. But yeah, that's a bit far to travel to change a thermostat.
     
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    :cool:
     
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    I'm sure Kiwi is willing to spring for plane ticket, per Diem, and free food and transport. What ya say Kiwi? Oh, and one vet to another, thank you for your service Barbarian!
     
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    Thank you, and you too.
     
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