Time to change the coolant and stat, have questions!
Hello everyone, its been quite awhile since i've been on here, so have been doing lots of reading! Anyway, I plan to change the coolant and replace the thermostat on my truck (2000 Ranger XLT 2.5 5speed 106k miles) and have a few questions. Ok so after having a few panther platform cars in the past dealing with the 4.6 coolant crossover garbage, when replacing my thermostat, should I also replace the plastic housing as well, just as a maint item, are they pretty prone to cracking? I have a family member in the parts buisness, so can get them fairly reasonable. Any other info from your past experiences on this would be much appreciated!
As far as the coolant change goes, I have never been a fan of doing flushes, so my plan is to drain what I can, and not sure if this is the case on the ranger, but my corolla also has a block drain too. Then fill up and call it a day. Again, any comments or tips from your past experiences are appreciated. Thanks again everyone, and look forward to hearing from you!