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Thermostat - Orientation?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Nomis, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. Nomis

    Nomis

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    This is probably just nit-picking, but I figured I would ask:

    While waiting for the upper thermostat gasket to be delivered (the o-ring), I was looking at the T-stat and wondering if there is a preferred orientation when putting these things in that promotes better flow. My guess would be it doesn't matter as long as it goes in the right side up - although I checked and you can't really install them upside down as they bottom out in the water inlet - at least they do on my 2F. Anyway, what are you guy's thoughts on this? I put it in with the supporting bar on the T-stat (the high point on the stat) lined up with the bolt holes - if this makes sense.
     
  2. Poser

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    Does not really make a difference.


    Use anti-seize on the shank and threads of the steel bolts to the aluminum housing. ;)


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  3. Nomis

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    Already done - every bolt I take off goes back in with anti-sieze. The bolts on the t-stat housing were replaced with new hardware as the old ones looked a little rusted and I didn't want to risk them snapping off in the future.

    Thanks again.