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    boiling water method of thermostat removal...

    ..ok so i put boiling water on it.. still didn't come out..

    what is the method , cause i obviously didnt get it right...


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    I've done this before with thermostats out of cars. Basically you have to put the stat in boiling water to see if it comes out. That will tell you if it is working or not.

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    I just read your post again, I might be talking about something else though.

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    its part of this thread he's talking about.

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...lar+thermostat

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    I couldn't get it to work either. Someone said a softer plastic was used in the newer engines. It didn't work on ones from 04 and 05 for me, I ended up breaking the locking tabs. I even left one in the boiling water on the stove for a good 20 minutes and used a glove to hold it, still didn't work even with various tools

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    all the ones i did worked fine. especially on older models. leave thermostat housing on ski and slowly poor boiling water over. use a few jugs straight after each other. u need to have a glove on ready to go and be quick as you only have seconds before the plastic softens so don`t screw around. i give it a twist and pull at the same time and it pops straight off. the plastic has to be soft so make sure you have a couple of jugs going or a real large one. it really is simple to do if its hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaffabas View Post
    all the ones i did worked fine. especially on older models. leave thermostat housing on ski and slowly poor boiling water over. use a few jugs straight after each other. u need to have a glove on ready to go and be quick as you only have seconds before the plastic softens so don`t screw around. i give it a twist and pull at the same time and it pops straight off. the plastic has to be soft so make sure you have a couple of jugs going or a real large one. it really is simple to do if its hot.
    You left it on the ski. That may be the trick. I removed mine, no way I was able to torque it like you were.

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