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Old 12-03-2012, 07:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Thermostat 2002 Vulcan...Spring in or out?

This is weird, it seems to only fit with spring going into hose. But every video i've seen shows spring going into head. (BOGGLE)

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Old 12-03-2012, 07:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yup..it goes in head!
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Why the heck wouldn't it fit....I guess i'll unscrew it and try it again. I made a huge mess with gasket sealer.
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Spring in, jiggle valve up.

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Any chance the parts store gave you the wrong part? Does the new part look just like the old one?
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Which gasket sealer did you use? Hopefully not RTV (silicone).

Gasgacinch gives best results in my experience. No mess, no leaks when properly used.
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Hello all,

Get two questions as follows:

Question 1> Do I need to apply some sealer or the proper installation of water hose connection Gasket is good enough?

Question 2> "The jiggle valve, marked on the thermostat, must be in the "up" position."

Does the "jiggle valve" look like this?

http://repairguide.autozone.com/znet...528025ffdd.gif

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1) Just the gasket. Get a new gasket and make sure the surfaces are clean and you shouldn't have any leaks afterwards.

2) Yes. When you shake the thermostat it will "jiggle".
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Hello Behlinla,

Thank you for your quick response.

Also found this video
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^ Video is good but I don't like the use of RTV because it's a PIA if you have to change the thermostat later. Also don't use a cheap replacement thermostat like he did. Buy the Motorcraft one so it works right.
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