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Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:36 pm 
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How much for a thermostat and what do I need ??? I know very basic Mechanics although I will have someone helping me when I do it
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 Post subject: caster / camber kit
Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:21 pm 
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hey mate a caster / camber kit installed with a wheel alignment should cost you around $350.00...Most tyre stores should be able to fit it and it does make a difference on tyre wear as i have one on my EL...Maybe if you get the tyres and kit at same place they might cut you a deal.?

 

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:33 pm 
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Dont use synthetic oil in your car

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:49 pm 
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Why shouldn't i use synthetic oil ?????
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Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:09 pm 
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a tip on the belt for your car it's call a 6pk2375 If you any where near kewdale you could get the belt from Statewide bearings think the address is 67 kewdale rd kewdale they have them in stock and tell them that you where quoted about $20.00
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Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:20 pm 
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Phaz3 wrote:
How much for a thermostat and what do I need ??? I know very basic Mechanics although I will have someone helping me when I do it


Sorry dude I didnt check back.

Well the thermostat is a very simple thing to replace, you will want to drain your coolent a bit, it drain it all and replace with new stuff.

But the steps I used were as follows.

Locate the thermostat housing(facing your engine bay its on the right side of the head and has a big pipe that goes to the radiator).
You will have to remove the belt cover aswell, to get at one of the bolts, once the fan cover is off, then you need to undo the double ended bolt from one side of the thermostat housing and remove the bolt from the other side, now it should be easy to remove. If it is stuck a little use a screwdriver to break the seal.
Once off you will see the thermostat, it should look just like the one you are replacing it with, pull it upwards(might need to use the screwdriver again to get it to pop out) then just drop the new one in there and bolt it all back up.

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Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:57 pm 
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Sorry How Much would a thermostat cost ?
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Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 11:50 pm 
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Make sure get the temp correct on the thermostat which is engraved on it. Ford uses 90degree ones but i use 82degree Trident branded one which runs my engine slightly cooler without any probs. I would also read a bit on flushing the entire transmission with a new filter kit . This transmission flush includes the oil change inside the torque converter also. This may cost you abt $250 in a garage but $350 at Ford dealership. Make sure the garage has a circulating flushing pump for the oil in tranny. This is a good insurance policy for those future tranny probs.
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