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post #551 of 554 Old 12th February 2019, 06:13 PM
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Also the next job to do for my GreenBeast ... I already bought the t-stat and the o-rings (1 pkg of the smaller one = 10 rings and 4 rings of the bigger one for the inner pipe).

Thanks to all your descriptions and tips but I have one question for the thermostat pros:

my plan is
- to dismount the airbox (many screws but simply job)
- dismount the visco blower (I already have the special tools)
- to lift up the front of the car and
- to drain the cooling system -

but how many liters (or gallons) will I have to let out to get the thermostat dry?

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about 1 pint of coolant will come out of the thermostat housing itself. And about 1 pint of coolant from the coolant lines.

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about 1 pint of coolant will come out of the thermostat housing itself. And about 1 pint of coolant from the coolant lines.
Thanks,

so if I drain the cooler (blue screw) about 1 pint and the coolant lines the thermostat housing is dry? (I dont want the coolant flow down over parts of the engine when I open the thermostat housing)!

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