thermostat housing gasket question (3B)

MoJ

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The gasket in this pic has a slightly raised black ring on one side. Does it go in facing upward or facing downward?


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The new thermostat (oem) has 82 C stamped on it, the old one had 88 C. The lower opening temp should be advantageous, correct?

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Jason
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I'm not an expert, but it looks like it goes down, is there a ridge there for that rasied ring to sit in?

I looked in the manual and it is no help.
 

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Anyone installed this before? It's a oem gasket.
 
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MoJ said:
The gasket in this pic has a slightly raised black ring on one side. Does it go in facing upward or facing downward?


Also -
The new thermostat (oem) has 82 C stamped on it, the old one had 88 C. The lower opening temp should be advantageous, correct?

Thanks.
Jason
Jason,

First, drop in your new T-stat, then install your gasket with the ring facing UP. Then your housing. I also run a very light bead of silicon on both metal surfaces to ensure a tight seal. Your 82C T-stat is a warm weather spec, the 88C is cold weather spec. The 82C will help the truck run cooler in warm temps...that's the T-stat I run here in CA where it gets very warm in the summer. Is it an advantage? only in extrememly warm temps...

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Brett - Thanks a ton. I couldn't find the gasket ring info anywhere.

Jason
 
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