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Thermostat preparation?

Hi guys, when popping in the new thermostat is there any preparing to do? Maybe rinse it thoroughly with water or anything like that? Lube up the o ring? Anything? Gonna tackle the job on Friday, just getting all the info I can before doing this.

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No need to do anything to the thermostat itself but just lightly coat the o-ring with some clean engine oil. Pretty easy...

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No need to do anything to the thermostat itself but just lightly coat the o-ring with some clean engine oil. Pretty easy...


It's very straight forward. Just some oil on the o-ring and your good to go


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Sounds good! Thanks guys!


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Do it w the engine cold otherwise you'll get burnt


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Removing the upper radiator hose and the intake tube make things a lot easier but is not necessary. I installed the blue spring kit while I was in there so that was the way to go for me. If you don't have the blue spring kit already, it would be easy to knock out while you are already in there IMO.
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and anti-seize the nut and bolts!
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This might sound silly but unless you have never done much work on your truck might look at how remove your airfilter...ya sounds silly huh.(check out video on you tube) But they shoe horn that sucker in their pretty good. Get pass that and its fairly straight forward.

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How is the blue spring mod done? Is there another thread u guys can post for me to follow? And where could I get blue spring? I had my studs done and engine bulletproofed, but I don't know if there was a blue spring put in it


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