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EA81 Thermostat and Temperature Sensor

Thermostat Temperature Sensor Thermometer Temperature accessible EA81 Brat

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#1 Feanor

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:42 PM

How accessible are the Thermostat and the temperature sensor in the EA81 engine? Would they be really easy to replace, or would you have to take a bunch of stuff apart?



#2 ShawnW

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:56 PM

4/10 on both items.  On non turbo ea81 without power steering most home mechanics that are a step or two above oil changes can do it.  Drain coolant, remove tstat housing from end of upper radiator hose with 2 12mm head bolts, clean surfaces, install new parts and refill with coolant.  I avoid Stant or cheap aftermarket tstats on all Subaru's.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:01 AM

Just finished putting  a 'stat in my 84 turbo wagon.

 

You really want to spend the $22++ dollars to get a Subaru original 'stat.

 

Very big difference in size of opening and much heavier construction.

 

Much like my four way bypass and cow valve.

 

Priceless  !!

 

Alan



#4 mgcwrnch

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:20 PM

Here are pics of the 'stat differences.

 

As you see, worth the money  !!

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#5 mikaleda

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:17 PM

T-stat removal is fairly simple, the hardest part is working around the hitachi emissions b.s., the coolant temp sensor is very easy just a removal of the wire and the right size socket. Also it's a good Idea to get o.e.m or Stant exactstat, there are after markets that work, but they tend to be problematic.

#6 Feanor

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:57 PM

Thanks for the help, but what does "stant" mean?



#7 mikaleda

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:03 AM

Stant is a brand of thermostats, their cheap ones suck, like Shawn mentioned, but they have a new line of EXact stats that are made to OEM specs.

#8 noahkort

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:09 AM

any tips on finding the subaru thermastat, i feel like i change mine annually.



#9 mgcwrnch

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:12 AM

Bot mine from the local Subie dealer.  $22.++

 

Alan







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