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Jimny M13A, Thermostat removal

17 Oct 2019 15:19 #214859 by Kylobeetle
Hello again guys,

I want to ask for some experienced user whom have removed their thermostat before. I have the workshop manual, and according to it, I have to remove the intake manihold. But after some deep reading, I found one user here that only disassembled until the throttle body, and seems that wasnt necesary to take out the intake manihold. Can anyone else confirm this ? Since I would like to not remove the intake manihold.. I want to remove the thermostast for apply a treatment to the system and also put a new thermostat in the process, without make the process a big hassle.

Thanks in advance! ..


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17 Oct 2019 16:24 #214862 by Lambert
Hi. I have managed to change my thermostat without taking the inlet manifold off but it is a serious pain to get at as it requires 3 wobble extension pieces for the socket to be able to get room to swing the ratchet handle. It is possible and requires the patience of a rock but it saves disturbing the intake and then having to re gasket everything.

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17 Oct 2019 19:40 #214878 by Max Headroom
It's a real pig of a job - I had a leak from the thermostat housing, and passed on it.
My local mechanic did the job and said it was seriously difficult - even for them with all the tools thay had at their disposal.
It's essentially a pretty stupid place to put a thermostat.


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23 Oct 2019 13:58 #215074 by ow3x3xpr3ss
Hi,the only thing that i had to remove for the extra room was the alternator (i have to do it 4 times , I'm expert now,long story). For me the most challenging part was to take off the hoses fron the termostat housing, which was difficult for the first time when I did it. If u are not far from London i can help you with the job. Cheers!

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