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Robert Palmer 07-03-2009 05:09 PM

Installed: Jet 180 T-Stat
Followed these directions by bmartin and it worked perfectly.


Originally Posted by bmartin9122 (Post 113439)
Replacement Instructions

1. Start with a cool engine!!!! Remove the air intake tube. Set aside.

2. Grab a 1/2" socket and remove the two bolts holding the bell housing and nipple.

3. Make sure you have a 1-gallon heavy-duty freezer bag to catch spillage as the bolts come out. Don't worry if you have a spill though, because there is plenty extra in the overflow reservoir to tolerate spilling most, if not all of it. NOTE: Coolant is toxic to all animals including dogs, cats, and humans. Be sure to clean up spills promptly and thoroughly.

4. Once you drain the coolant in the upper hose, push it aside to expose the OEM t-stat and red rubber gasket.

5. Use a medium flat screwdriver to gently pry the old unit out. Be careful to preserve the gasket. Also, be ready for a final gush a coolant from behind.

6. If you intend to grind the t-stat's metal flange down to 63mm exactly, then now is the time to do it. Next, transfer the rubber gasket to the new t-stat. Install the new t-stat taking care to orient the dog bone air bleeder to the top.

7. An unground Motorad t-stat is a tight fit, so a knife or thin screwdriver can help "shoe-horn" the gasket. Once the gasket is started, push with even pressure until the t-stat seats into the housing - it will not be flush and a little gasket will protrude beyond the machined face. This ensures a watertight seal.

8. Reverse the steps above, then pour the recovered coolant back into the overflow tank. Start the engine and let it warm up thoroughly. Rev the engine a few times to help dislodge any residual air. Note the reservoir level and add more coolant as needed.

credit: Meister (LXForums) for much of the technical data

Only thing I didn't follow was the coolant catch bag. It was too much of a hassle to catch the coolant with the bag, so I let it hit the floor. :lol:

Pic of the temp:

Last two mods were done by myself. (Round of applause) :w00t: :D :lol:

spiker01 07-03-2009 05:23 PM

Re: Installed: Jet 180 T-Stat
your are incredible. good job. do you need to chage it back out for the winter???

Robert Palmer 07-03-2009 05:36 PM

Re: Installed: Jet 180 T-Stat
I am not going to change it back out.

Scottina06 07-03-2009 06:17 PM

Re: Installed: Jet 180 T-Stat
2 mods in a! (claps)

Frankie 07-03-2009 06:25 PM

Re: Installed: Jet 180 T-Stat
No help!?

Very nice bro!!!

Robert Palmer 07-03-2009 06:33 PM

Re: Installed: Jet 180 T-Stat
No, no help. :)

Thanks Frankie!

Scottina06 07-03-2009 06:35 PM

Re: Installed: Jet 180 T-Stat
I bet his girlfriend did it.......


Robert Palmer 07-03-2009 06:40 PM

Re: Installed: Jet 180 T-Stat
Hey hey hey. I'm not that mechanically challenged. LOL

Scottina06 07-03-2009 06:43 PM

Re: Installed: Jet 180 T-Stat
yeah you probably have your headlight bulbs installed......LOL(

j/k bro...felt like ribbin ya

Robert Palmer 07-03-2009 06:44 PM

Re: Installed: Jet 180 T-Stat

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 27539)
yeah you probably have your headlight bulbs installed

No I didn.....................

Oh wait. I did. :lol:

Scottina06 07-03-2009 06:48 PM

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tman4024 07-04-2009 07:54 AM

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Nice Joe, did you run at e-town yesterday with it?

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