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 Changing a Thermostat on a Vitara? 
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Post Changing a Thermostat on a Vitara?
Help! Newbie "Bob" needs some help!

Those that know me, know I don't "do" engines... after all, that's what garages do, and if we all did our own work they'd all go out of business, wouldn't they! :lol:

Anyway, this year, or rather next year!, I'm hoping to do more work myself on engines :shock: The white-not-descript-Vit-with-no-name needs a new thermostat, the previous owner told me that when I bought the truck off him... sooo,...

Bought one off eBay, and before I start taking things to bits... anyone got any pointers? How easy is it?

Anyone? Before I go out and buy a Haynes Manual? :lol: :wink:


Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:57 pm

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Post Re: Changing a Thermostat on a Vitara?
i can rip the one off my vit engine and take pics tomorra if you like?

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Post Re: Changing a Thermostat on a Vitara?
Oooh, you're a star!

Ta!

D...., errr, I mean Bob :lol:


Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:10 pm

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Post Re: Changing a Thermostat on a Vitara?
no probs ill do it tomorra in between ripping the head off the SJ :evil:

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Post Re: Changing a Thermostat on a Vitara?
Not done one in many a year Bob, i dont remember it been hard lol!!, just make sure the two mating surfaces have been cleaned up, dont know if you need a proper gasket or the stuff out of a tube would do the job?. Top water up and check after it's warmed up for leaks, might be worth checking your anti-freeze at the same time m8. I'm sure some one will answer better than me.

Anywhere in Wales (north) would be good lol

Andy :wink:

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Post Re: Changing a Thermostat on a Vitara?
here you go 8)
i know its a sammy but there the same :wink:

1st take the 2x 13mm bolts out
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then it should just pop off (note mine hasnt got one fitted tho)
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the thermostat should pull out
and pop the new one in

then put the top back on and put the bolts in jobs a goodn
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note mine has no water in or the thermostat would be full too :wink:

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Post Re: Changing a Thermostat on a Vitara?
:lol: LOL

Errrr, I think even I might manage that! :lol: :wink:

Thanks Spoofer, owe you one... :wink:

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Post Re: Changing a Thermostat on a Vitara?
I did mine on a lane back in jan this year as it went into the red on temp gauge

was a cold day and it was cold in truck that day but if I can do it anyone can

cheers

chukkieegg :)

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Post Re: Changing a Thermostat on a Vitara?
Yup wee buns just did mine the other week when i was replacing the headgasket, and like he says 2 bolt it all ya gotta take out,

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Post Re: Changing a Thermostat on a Vitara?
There are two different types, one has a conventional paper type gasket and the other an O-ring. You need to get the right thermostat to fit the housing and also the right temperature rating, Suzuki changed the spec at some point.

Edit: The stat should be rated at 82C. You must also ensure that the air bleed valve is to the front of the engine.

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