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Old 07-26-2010, 06:19 PM   #1
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anybody have a straight six ford truck? if so have you changed the thermostat on it? i plan to do the same but would like to know the difficulty level and where to start
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:37 PM   #2
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yes...I have a 95 300-6...I changed mine to a 160 degree stat...

simple deal took me all of about 20minutes and 10 of that was draining the coolant...

make sure you get a gasket scraper....go to the dollar store and get a 1inch wood chisel...they work very well..
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fair enough. this is gonna sound stupid but the only thing i've ever worked on is a small block chevy. so the question is, where is the thermostat housing on my ford?
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Just make sure you get the tstat in there right. There's a tiny lip in the housing you need to rest the thermostat on so it'll seal. Otherwise the stat will slide down and come between the part of the housing that meets the block and it'll cause a leak. How do I know? The dang thing slipped down there 3 times when I was changing mine out.
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