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Re: Head Swap 3 months, 3 weeks ago #83362

  • cwbaader
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Drill a 3/16" hole in the thermostat and install with the hole in the "up" position.

Re: Head Swap 3 months, 3 weeks ago #83363

I appreciate all of the great advice in this thread. The new head's been in for about a month now and works great! With help, it took a good solid day to pull everything off, clean it up, and get the new head installed properly. No issues, it was actually very straightforward. It was a good thing I had somebody who knew what they were doing helping me. It would have been much more daunting doing it on my own.

Keep the suggestions coming, the next guy to swap a head for the first time could surely use the advice.

Re: Head Swap 3 months, 3 weeks ago #83364

cwbaader wrote:
Drill a 3/16" hole in the thermostat and install with the hole in the "up" position.


Yep, you gave me that advice on this forum some time ago. Have been doing it ever since.

Re: Head Swap 3 months, 3 weeks ago #83366

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Why the hole? To make bleeding easier?

Re: Head Swap 3 months, 3 weeks ago #83367

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Re: Head Swap 3 months, 3 weeks ago #83368

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With the little hole in the top of the tstat, you don't have to warm up the engine to bleed the coolant system.
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