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Old 05-25-2001, 11:41 AM
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If the T-stat wasn't changed when they did the radiator, change it if only for GP (should be simple - 3 10mm bolts, one o-ring and the T-stat. No sealant or gasket to mess with).

I also just read in your other post that you went with 50/50 mix. I did too and had a little warming up issue too. Drop the mix to 70/30 (H20/AF) and I think you'll see a difference.

I'm not sure how much volume your cooling system has, on mine it's about 3.5 gallons. I drained off 1 gallon of mix and replaced it with bottled water.
Mike Tangas
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