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Old 10-26-2003, 07:47 PM
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Change Thermostat?

Should i change my thermostat if i plan to flush the coolant system? I would flush it my self and put new coolant in but i dont know how hard it would be to change the thermostat. I dont want to taint the new fluid with a dirty thermostat.

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Old 10-26-2003, 08:06 PM
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They usually last for years, but if you are going to flush it, it wouldn't hurt to go ahead and change it.
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Old 10-26-2003, 10:38 PM
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Is it hard to change it? I had a friend ruin an aluminum intake trying to do it on this 1995 5.8L. Do i have to worry about it?
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The thermostat on your truck is very easy to change. Just 2 bolts after you remove the P/S reservoir bracket which is only 3 small bolts. It doesnt use a gasket, just a big O-ring.
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thats good to know i will change the thermostat when i flush it out.
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