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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:01 pm    Post subject: Grrrr ! PITA thermostat! Reply with quote

I just got done taking 2 hrs to do something that should take mmm maybe 30 minutes to do if they would have put the thermostat IN THE OPEN like every other car I've ever owned. I hope the GM engineer that designed the thermostat location on my 01 Impala 3400 is flipping burgers somewhere!

As for the guy that thought making the clips that are a part of the fuel line quick connects out of recycled x-acto knives, which are of course placed exactly where your hands hit the razor sharp part at least 10 or 12 times, I hope he is cleaning out the grease traps!

Other than that it's all good and the thermostat is replaced and no leaks!

Thanks for letting me vent!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Welcome to the world of working on a 3400. Laughing

Read through a factory service manual for the 'by the book' way of doing stuff. I got a good laugh when reading up on how to remove the throttle body from a 3800. The FSM says you should remove the exhaust crossover to get the throttle body out...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

well if it helps you to know, took all of 10 minutes to replace my thermostat on my 3800 Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:43 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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well if it helps you to know, took all of 10 minutes to replace my thermostat on my 3800 Smile


that's cuz it's nicely in the front and displayed lol

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:44 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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00impala123 wrote:
well if it helps you to know, took all of 10 minutes to replace my thermostat on my 3800 Smile


that's cuz it's nicely in the front and displayed lol


Laughing another benefit of the 3800 Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:23 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

i think the hardest part is getting the t-stat to stay while trying to bolt the housing back on. fookin 3400

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:35 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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i think the hardest part is getting the t-stat to stay while trying to bolt the housing back on. fookin 3400


Or taking the throttle body off.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:37 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

i find the throttle body pretty easy to remove. but the t-stat housing has no room to fit ur hands + the part + a tool,,, when i did mine took me an hour just to get it to bolt on lol. the rest was easy just annoying

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:41 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

labriola wrote:
i find the throttle body pretty easy to remove. but the t-stat housing has no room to fit ur hands + the part + a tool,,, when i did mine took me an hour just to get it to bolt on lol. the rest was easy just annoying


The coolant lines on the TB were most annoying to me. They have little if any slack and the clamps are kind of a pain as well.

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