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need help with a new thermostat

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i just got a 160* thermostat today for my '97 5.7 i was just wondering where the original thermostat is and how i install it. thanks
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Drain a enough of your antifreeze from your engine so that it doesn't come all the way to the top of the radiator, about 2-3 gallons ithink. Then, follow the top radiator hose to the engine, and where it connects is a little neck thing. Pull the hose (you might spill some antifreeze), and then pull the two bolts holding down the neck, and pull the neck off. In there is the thermostat, install the new one just like the old one was and put it al l back together. You might need a gasket, i'm not sure what the vortec engines use.
 

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onyx said:
let me be very specific when i say let the fluid cool!.. i about burned my whole hand off to the bone...
damn that sucks. but i'll remember that for sure
 
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