Looks like i'm going to have to remove my thermostat housing due to a leak. I am advised that it may be necessary to adapt an 8mm spanner by bending it by approx 90deg in order to remove the 2 rear capscrews that are under the inlet manifold. I can appreciate the necessity of this having had a good look at it.
Wondered if anyone has done this and can proffer some advice before i undertake the job? Any advice appreciated. Thanx. Rgds.
Look at the modern S-type cooling section where you will find my post about carrying out this job. Images therein illustrate the procedure. Fit the common after-market aluminium conversion tower kit. The plastic OE one if still fitted is likely to disintegrate as you undo the three 10mm bolts around the stat housing periphery. Berkshire Jag Components hold them on the shelf. Only fit an OE thermostat. Aftermarket ones can cause issues.
Take a look in the past mag section on this site for the relevant back number. Essentially it is the same as my post on the S-type cooling section. What you see on this site often gets edited for the mag at a later date and I cut and past text to form the basis of my articles.
The two front bolts will come out with a socket and ratchet. For the back two bolts, the bent spanner allows you to get under the inlet manifold without having to lift it from the top of the engine. Access in that location is impossible with a socket. Hence the nead for the bent spanner. The job isn`t that difficult.
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