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Old 12-11-2009, 02:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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thermostat install tips....pls

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
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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.
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Here's the manual...
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The t-stat alone will only help in a limited fashion. You should also reprogram your fan settings to get the most out of it.
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What he ^^ said.

Also, no need to drain anything.

Just get a big 1 gallon ziploc baggie thing and tape it under the area as you remove the housing. Make sure everything is perfectly cold and DO NOT remove the radiator cap. Then you can pour back in exactly what came out!

No muss no fuss!
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hey thanks for all the info...greatly appreciated..im basic when it comes to engine first time messing with a thermostat...so thanks and LETHAL300C to reprogram the fan setting it can b done with the predator?...if so i have to get it unlocked first but thanks again everyone...
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Yep, you can adjust fan settings with a Predator.
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my 300 is throw cool air when is set on heater coul it be the thermostat? engine gauge look in the hot..after i drive hot air star coming out.. nned some help..
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