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Thermostat replacement

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Tuff84blaze, Mar 29, 2002.

  1. Tuff84blaze

    Tuff84blaze 1/2 ton status

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    Now that it is getting warmer out I'm goingto replace my thermostat with a cooler temp. one, so that I don't have to drive around all summer with the heater on to keep the pig under 210 degrees. Anyways my question is weather or not I need to use gasket sealer on the new gasket when replaceing it.
     
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    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    No..when I replace my thermostate, I just cleaned the surface real well and the new gasket has been sealing just fine without any RTV to help it out...

    Chris
     
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    it's cheap.. use alittle...
     
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    xnoahx 1/2 ton status

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    yeah, for the $3 a tube i think you can swing it
     
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    NoSmog73 1/2 ton status

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    You can do like I had to put it on with the gasket then have to go back and redo it with the gasket and the RTV..lol....It is is cheap preventive solution to a leak...mike
     
  6. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I've never used RTV on the thermostat gasket and I've never had a problem. Maybe I've been lucky!!!/forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     

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