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Thermostat?

this is probably a stupid ? but i bought a new ranger. well new to me its a 2000 3.0 2wd i know the thermostat needs replacing on it. my question is i lost my haynes book, and i dont remember which way the thermostat sits in the truck. cause when i opened up the housing, it didnt have one.the owner before must have took it out for some reason. so i just need to know which way it sits spring side inside the thermostat housing or inside manifold. thanks alot!
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It's usually marked which side to rad
Spring side to engine.
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yeah i looked on the thermostat and it just said 192 for degree. thanks man. im just worried he took it out because it might have a blown head gasket
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^ Ya, something isnt right if he took it out. Not something you forget and dont put back in.
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haha oh well only 700 so i can atlest use the parts for mine.
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Not something you forget and dont put back in.
It's been done before.
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Ya but what i mean is when your motor blows a head gasket you will be putting it back in.
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just double checking beofre i install this thermostat spring side goes in manifold and point side in thermostat housing?
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Spring side towards the motor and the pointed side towards the radiator if I remember correctly.
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cool man thanks!
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doesnt the drain hole on a thermo go to the down position ?
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You mean the tiny hole in the disc ?
There is no up or down as far as that is concerned.
Just make sure the spring side with the pellet in it is toward the engine.
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