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gonna put 180 back in!

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#1 tompalushock


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Posted 23 September 2003 - 11:56 PM

The opinion of the majority, gave me the impression, that putting my thermostat back in my 83 gl is the way to go. So with a new radiator, is the 180 or 190, or possibly 200, the one to choose. I have a 180 i just purchased about a month ago. My question is, when reinstalling it, does it matter , which way the thermostat is positioned in the water outlet? I know which side is up and down, i am just not sure if that little hole, which has plug goes on top , or on the bottom. If someone has a picture that would be a great help. Thank you!

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Posted 24 September 2003 - 01:39 AM

this way
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Posted 24 September 2003 - 01:48 AM

Ya, what he said is correct.... I prefer 180's personally... any cooler... ummm no... 195's (or whatever shows up as stock... maybe its 190) are ok too, but I prefer to have my car run at 40% between hot and cold rather than 50-55 or so that way I can see its running kinda warm (like it is now) before it REALLY becomes a problem. I prorbably will need a new radiator within afew months, so thats first on the agenda when the Impreza gets sold.

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Posted 24 September 2003 - 02:14 AM

You'll want that little jiggler valve on the top when you put the thermo back in. It lets a little water bypass the thermo, but more importantly, air in the system, so it needs to be at the top.

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 03:25 AM

...or if your theromstat mounts horizontally, point the jiggler valve towards the rear of the car.

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