Originally Posted by truballer328
hey wats up guys....my srt8 has been running kinda hot lately so i went ahead and bought a jet chip thermostat....i hear of members sayn its kinda easy to install but i dont even know where it is located...so if any body can help me out i would greatly appreaciate it...thx
The t-stat is located at the end of the upper radiator hose where it slips onto the t-stat housing at the top right front of the engine.
I lowered my coolant level by draining about three quarts out by opening the drain valve that lets the coolant out via a hose through the bottom of the bumper fascia. The valve is plastic, so don't over-torque on it. One-half twist to full open is all it takes.
Unscrew the two bolts and pull a bit on the hose to expose the t-stat. Place a wad of paper towel beneath the joint to keep coolant in the hose from splashing around. Pry the old t-stat out by using a screwdriver as a lever but DON'T TOUCH THE GASKET! Carefully remove the gasket from the stock t-stat and carefully install in on the new t-stat.
I used a splash of silicone lubricant on the t-stat gasket's and carefully squeezed it into the well with my thumbs, "jiggle valve" up! Piece of cake!
To remove air from the system I unscrewed the plug on the front of the engine just to the left of the t-stat and added coolant into the expansion tank until coolant started to come out of the unplugged hole, then replugged it and poured the remaining coolant into the expansion tank.
2005 300C BRILLIANT BLACK, DRL, Mesh Grill/Vents, Chrome Pillars & Fender Trim, MDS Indicator, Quad Brake Lights, Tinted Windows, De-Molded, K&N Aircharger, 180 T-Stat, Flashing Sidemarkers, Predator Cust. Perf. 93 CAI Tune
1997 MUSTANG COBRA 'VERT, TRIPLE BLACK, Vortech S/C'd., ECT Mod., 4.10 Rear, 18" Saleen Wheels
1950 FORD TUDOR FLATHEAD V8 - Sold 6/27/14 after 16 years of fun.
Last edited by DESIREE; 12-11-2009 at 07:42 PM.