Wouldn't bother changing stat. Unless it's faulty. Just replacement O ring. Don't make the silly error of putting the seal on the wrong side of the stat. I would recommend a 1/4 inch socket set with flex joints plus a magnetic pick up tool. Access isn't the best!
I used a load of 1/4 inch extensions and one of them 1/4 inch flex joints which are included in pretty much every 1/4 inch socket set and obviously the correct socket, think you can use a Allen head on the stat housing bolts also, which can make life easier..
I had same issue recently. I had removed calipers for painting. Painting done, put everything back together, bolted calipers on etc. started bleeding system in the correct order using a pressure bleeder. Once all corners bled, brake pedal didn't feel right, too much travel, and spongy.
Yeah I'll see what happens when my adapters arrive, maybe just DIY. Wheels stung me bad enough, then again don't think I got the worst deal. Moving on to other issues, as I already said rears are 255 but the fronts are 205! Jeez I'm going straight ahead on every roundabout!
Purchased lovely set of twist alloys but not sure what thickness of adapters is suitable. With the rear tyres being 255/40/17 I think with 25 mm adaptors it would just be too wide, according to my tape measure. Anyone got that set up?
15mm adaptors are prob the way ahead but then the m14 1.5...
I'm going to have a look at genuine porsche twist alloys this evening. My understanding is if the stud pattern on the porsche wheels is 5x100 they will bolt on directly but if they are 5x130 you will need adapters..