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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.

Quote:

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.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...Picture008.jpg

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.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...Picture010.jpg

4. Once you drain the coolant in the upper hose, push it aside to expose the OEM t-stat and red rubber gasket.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...cture012-1.jpg

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.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...Picture014.jpg


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.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...Picture013.jpg

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.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...cture014-1.jpg

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.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...cture016-1.jpg

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:

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/m...789/img526.jpg

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 row....wow! (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.......



lolololololololololololololololol

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 are......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
 
Quote:

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

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


Oh wait. I did. :lol:

Scottina06 07-03-2009 06:48 PM

Re: Installed: Jet 180 T-Stat
 
:lol::lol::lol::lol::eek::slapfight::lol:

tman4024 07-04-2009 07:54 AM

Re: Installed: Jet 180 T-Stat
 
Nice Joe, did you run at e-town yesterday with it?


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