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Okay, I found the thermostat in my 2004 XE, removed old one and ready to put new one in. How do I get the thermostat to stay put while I secure the housing? Planning to use blue RTV as gasket.


BTW, the thermostat I am using is a "Motorad 2028-170 High Performance Thermostat"

Larger than OEM opening allowing for up to 50 percent increase in coolant flow. Might just be the solution to overheating issues. ::smile::

Available at "https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CJ0VIA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1"

Thanks in advance.

Mike H
 

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I prefer to stick with the genuine Nissan thermostats and use Permatex Ultra grey rigid high torque RTV, which is similar to what they are using at the factory now. Make sure the surface is clean; I usually wipe it down with some brake cleaner on a clean rag. I put small dabs of RTV at three spots on the edge of the back side of the thermostat so when I install it, the RTV will help keep it in place until I install the housing.
 

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Thanks! I'm going to pick up some brake cleaner and the RTV. I'll post again when I get it installed and tested. I'm using the Motorad thermostat to help flow in stop and go summer traffic.
 

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Thanks to SMJ999SMJ! The RTV did the trick. The Motorad thermostat is keeping the temp right in the middle. I did get a code P0128 on a really cold morning quick trip. Code reader resolved it to engine water temp lower than radiator water temp. Cleared the code hasn't returned.
 
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