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Old 07-26-2010, 08:00 PM   #1
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2006 V8 Thermostat Change

Took off the throttle body, upper radiator hose and still cannot get to the bolt underneath the front part of the intake. Do I have to take off the alternator? This looks like it's gonna take longer than I thought.

I'd rather not pull out the Mustang if I have to go somewhere and piss off the neighbors with the noise.




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Old 07-27-2010, 01:53 PM   #2
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I say get out the mustang and make some noise for your neighbours.

And maybe let the rest of know just what it takes to replace the troublesome stat.

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I can look up what it takes to replace the Stat... I have volumes 1&2 of the shop manual as well as the Electrical manual. let me know if you need a diagram?
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The shop manual doesn't mention anything about removing the alternator.
Remove TB, rad hose and vapour hose should give access to the 2 bolts.
Torque spec is 89 in lbs, so just snug down on the bolts.




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Thanks. I ended up getting the 2 bolts out. It was definitely a pain. Took 2 hours to change the thing! I wasn't sure how to remove the vapor hose, it had a weird clip on the end and it wouldn't come out easily, so I decided against trying to pry it out and risk breaking it. Finally got the 2 8mm bolts out and replaced the thermostat. Tightened them down as much as I could and test drove it. No leaks.

Only thing that worries me a bit is the new o-ring that came with the thermostat is thicker than the OEM and the hose adapter didn't fit flush. I tightened pretty hard (within reason) and after driving for 2 days, it hasn't leaked. I guess I'll just keep my eye on it. Hope this was the problem of my overheating! The old thermostat still looked fine.




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