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    Just finnished doing it and what a ba****d Lol the bracket over the bottom bold was a nightmare and you need hands like a small child there is sod all room

    But.......Its Sooo much better needle starts to move after 3/4 miles and is very soon sitting at a nice 85 compared to 20 or 30 miles and would never see 75


    Justin

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    Hats off to you bud

    I've been contemplating doing mine but haven't had the time and with all the posts saying what a ballache it is, I was considering getting the dealers to do it LOL

    Did you take any photos of the job at hand at all???

    Enjoy the warmth
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damo77 View Post
    Hats off to you bud

    I've been contemplating doing mine but haven't had the time and with all the posts saying what a ballache it is, I was considering getting the dealers to do it LOL

    Did you take any photos of the job at hand at all???

    Enjoy the warmth
    Dread to think what the labour would cost bud, but saying that once youve done it once I s'pose it may not be that bad?
    I didn't take and pics as to friggin cold Lol It was FREEZING and no fun especially when I spotted the offending bracket (which had an angle grinder to it in the end) I know you can remove the EGR cooler but getting your hands in is a mission!!!!

    Mind you the stat was a bargain! New type £32 delivered, bloke on Ebay brought the wrong one so save alot all in all....
    Good luck if you tackle it tho !!

    Justin

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    Thanks for the advice Justin, maybe too big a task for me and my shovels (mits) LOL. Having said that though after doing my Mondeo V6 head gaskets (in car without removing engine) I may give it a try

    Think I'll wait till it warms up a little before I give it a go though, won't be using car at all for best part of a month so MPG won't be a problem

    Well done for getting it sorted
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    Cheers Damo wish I'd have waited till summer

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    To any other 120 owners considering changing the thermostat, remove the brake vacuum pump first, make sure you get a new gasket from the stealers. I kid you not, it makes the job so much easier and access is dramatically improved.

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    Is it as bad to do on a 150?

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    [QUOTE=barney490;1413473]To any other 120 owners considering changing the thermostat, remove the brake vacuum pump first, make sure you get a new gasket from the stealers. I kid you not, it makes the job so much easier and access is dramatically improved.[/QUOT


    Did this but still a mission and yes you still need hands of a small child


    Justin

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickAP View Post
    Is it as bad to do on a 150?

    Mick
    Think its much easier Mick not 100% tho prob a How2 some where???


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    Very long fingers help too!!!!!

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