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Changing Thermostat on AMK, driving me insane!!!

beanoir Aug 18, 2011

  1. beanoir

    beanoir Large Member

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    Guys,

    I'm at the end of my tether trying to access the bottom bolt on the t'stat housing, how on earth are you supposed to do it?

    Any hints or tips would be greatly appreciated before I throw my toys out of the pram!!

    Cheers!
     
  2. Sam_

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    A small 1/4" ratchet was my saviour. Without that it's pretty hard.
     
  3. SiGainey

    SiGainey Member

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    So so easy. Where in the country are you?
    Undo the battery negative terminal, remove the main wire going to the alternator, get a knuckle joints on a 1/4 ratchet and it's 15, 20 minutes work...
     
  4. danger S3

    danger S3 Member

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    i used a universal joint on my wee 1/4" ratchet as well. its a pain to get to but it is possible
     
  5. Sam_

    Sam_ Down under

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    I didn't remove the alternator wire. Possible without doing that...
     
  6. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk Site Sponsor

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    you moved the alternator?
    move it and its accessible
     
  7. beanoir

    beanoir Large Member

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    Guys thank you for the assistance. 1/4" set was the deal clincher, managed to do it, so it's now all done. Took her for a spin for 30 mins and she heats up right bang on 90C and the mpg should be a bit better now too.

    Thanks again!! :)
     
  8. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I need to do the stat on the track car too, but I've been putting it off for weeks!

    Since i realised I needed to do the stat, I've done the following:

    Fitted 12 point roll cage
    Fitted new seats
    refitted gearbox and clutch
    changed driveshafts
    Painted interior and roll cage


    But I'm still putting off changing the stat, because it's a hateful job!
     
  9. beanoir

    beanoir Large Member

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    it is a right fiddly job, but I reckon it wouldn't be so bad a second time around...not that i'm hoping to have to do it anytime soon!!
     
  10. Sam_

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    Probably a bit easier with the inlet off which, in itself, isn't too bad.
     

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