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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-09-2008, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Coolant loss from changing t-stat

When I replace my T-stat how much coolant is going to come out? Also, do I need to use any rtv or anything when I replace it and the housing?

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Re: Coolant loss from changing t-stat

you will probably lose about a gallon or so. New t stat comes with the replacement o-ring. Using some good rtv never hurts to ensure a good seal. Just dont use gobs of it!

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-10-2008, 03:56 AM
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Re: Coolant loss from changing t-stat

Just put a 5 gal bucket under the drain on the radiator, drain it, then position the bucket under the upper radiator hose/thermo area. My method anyways.. didnt really lose any. I use CAT coolant so, cant afford to loose any

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Re: Coolant loss from changing t-stat

It took me almost 2 gallons. 1 of coolant and 1 of water.

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