Changing Thermostat...

Rbade12 at Rbade12 at
Fri May 19 07:42:30 EDT 2006

Worthy of mention I believe.....If you do go the "removing PS  pump method" 
to get at the t-stat, while the pump is out you can access a  small diameter 
coolant hose about 6" long running from the water collector to a  hard line 
going to the turbo. If you don't know it's age I recommend it be  changed. After a 
spirited Sunday morning drive recently, mine went bang, luckily  while parked 
in the driveway. The only way to get to it was by removing the PS  pump. 
Gates coolant hose # 18030 is of comparable diameter, and a bit thicker  walled, 
just cut the bend off.
Bob 200q20v      Spring Vintage races this weekend  at Road America, look for 
me a near
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