i got given a set of au thermos today [thanks tibbo] and was wondering if theyll work? i know you can but a kit to make the EF-EL thermos work without replacing the EEC, but can i make AU thermos work too?
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Yes you can make them work, no they will NOT fit. There is not enough clearance to fit AU thermo's between the radiator and the triple belt drive on your ED as the thermo's are deeper than EF ones. I was able to use AU thermo's on my EA as i converted to a serpentine belt drive which don't stick out as far...
Rmyers is 100% right. I was there when we did his, and there is no way in hell they would fit with the triple belt setup. They have to be hacked up a little to make them fit even with the serpentine...
all you need is: au thermos
and need a thermo switch. (can be bought from auto barn for like $65)
the shroud is a bit 'stikky outtier' than the ef ones... you will need to cut a few places in the shroud (easy 5sec job) so that they can slide down and clear the clutch fan drive shaft. (or u can grind it off... but its easier to cut plastic than metal....)
NO BELTS WILL HIT THE SHROUD
however you may have an issue with the 4 bolts that are on the water pump....
these 4 bolts only hit under load on the engine (you know how your engine moves alot under full throttle) i used a dremel to shave away a few spots which i thought the water pump bolts would hit..
hope this helps.... if you want any pics or anything let me know i can go out there and take some for u.
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