TheRock wrote:the izzy wrote:I'm going to have to look into this. I have no idea where to find the thermo, but I'm sure google can help. I have been reading into thermostats recently though. Should I just throw down a couple bucks and put a new one in and see if that works, or just yank it like you said?
Should be easy to find. Look for the big hose leading out of your engine block. There will be a bracket that bolts into the block itself, the thermostat just sits in there loose. It's a simple heat-activated spring. If Autozone is near, go ahead and replace it, it will need to be before long anyway. If that's not convenient for a day or two, try taking it out. But yeah, I'm sure you can find a parts explosion online somewhere.the izzy wrote:picked up some distilled water today. I'll give this a try.
I called around to determine $ should I change the water pump. From what I'm hearing, it's going to be around $220-270. Not great, but not too bad either.
It's a bigger job than changing your oil, but not too terrible if you're fairly comfortable working with cars. Probably 2-3 hours. Buy a 6 pack and invite a buddy over. Make sure you've got all the tools and parts you'll need. That's where it's good if your buddy brings his car.
Sixer is not sufficient for 3 hour job. Also, part explosion and some detail is usually printed on the box that the thermostat comes in, at least the $3 one I got at Advanced Auto had it. Rock, how experienced are you? I may need some advice soon.