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Factory Spec: 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine - 390 horsepower, 407 lb-ft of torque.


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Default 180 thermostat install?

can someone please tell me how to property drain the coolant to install the 180 tstat. Are you able to reuse the coolant after its drained?
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umm i used new collant i guess you can
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Move the Dodge Ram to a level surface to make flushing the radiator easier. Open the hood of the truck and feel the outer temperature of the radiator. Wait until the radiator is cool to the touch before you remove the cap.Remove the radiator cap once it's cool to the touch. Twist the cap one full turn to relieve any leftover pressure, wait a few seconds and then fully remove the radiator cap.Position a bucket or tray directly underneath the radiator drain on the underside of the radiator. The drain plug should be on the driver's side on a Dodge Ram. Once in position, use a crescent wrench to remove the drain plug. Allow all of the existing coolant to drain from the radiator.Close the drain plug and pour distilled water into the radiator. Then, open the drain plug and let the water drain back out. Repeat this procedure of filling and draining the radiator until it runs debris-free out the drain plug. It will take approximately 3 gallons of distilled water to complete the flush.Replace the drain plug on the underneath of the radiator. Then fill the radiator with coolant to within 1 inch of the top lip of the radiator.Leave the radiator cap off and start the truck. Allow the Dodge Ram to run until the cooling fan turns on two separate times.Turn off the engine and recheck the radiator level. If fluid level went down, add more coolant to the radiator. In all, you will need approximately 5 gallons of coolant for the Dodge Ram radiator.Put the cap back on the radiator, clean up debris and close the hood of the Dodge Ram.
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