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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-12-2006, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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Any easy ways to replace the thermostat on a 89 GL 1500


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Vivian, i suspect the answer is no, counting all the responses your question has recieved. I don't have a 1500 so I'm not able to answer. At least this will get it to the top of the stack.

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Vivian wrote:

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Now Viviananyone who is jumping out of perfectly good airplanes surely isn't looking for the easy way, are they?



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Jumping out is scary, landing can be tricky, but it is the bit in between that makes it worthwhile give it a try and you will know why. Just like riding the Wing starting and arriving are a bit hectic but the journey is what makes it worthwhile.

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The easiest is to get a knowledgeable person do it and you watch, read, have a cuppa and then pay. That is the easiest, now is it the wisest? If you need to buy tools and get set up you will find the job expensive, not the easiest, but a lot of pride will enter the situation and you may learn some new language skills. I say opt for the DIY method, over time it will be the easiest. After all we have a world of people on board to help, not the knuckle rubs, but the words. Go for it!
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It is a pretty big job. right side fan needs to come out. all the stuff involved to do that is easy, but time consuming. Drain coolant, You will need a 10mm ratchet gear wrench to remove the three thermostat housing bolts. The one on the other side will probably take awhile to get out. One click at a time. Clean the threads real good so you can put them back in and turn with your finger to get them close to tight. But most importand do this to make the change sucessfull.

I just changed the thermostat on my 89 GL 1500 for the third time. I read some information about using the Stant 65868 or several cross reference one of different brands. The problem is all of them have the center hole offset to the 2.050 outside diameter. If you happen to put it in wrong, it could hit the ridge in the waterneck and not seat properly causing a leak. Also I bought several of the gasket "o" rings they say will work. They are all a little on the small side and if not positioned correctly, they will leak also. I contacted Stant and they said to use the 45368 if it's in a box or 65368 if it's a blister pack. Also the Napa 53308 superstat which is made by Stant. It is the same size as OEM and the hole is on center with the outside diameter. I also phurchaced the Honda "O" ring gasket and it fills all the gaps and fits perfectly. It is too big of a job to want to do it twice, or three times. Don't cheap out with the gasket.
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