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BTW, I tried draining the coolant from the block, but had no success.  I pulled these two plugs (you should be able to see the light on the plugs I'm referring to).  I'm pretty sure one of them was engine oil (doh), while the other didn't drain anything.  Anyone want to tell me if I had the right plug? :D



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 This shot is from the PS of my spare 2000 Tahoe 5.7L Vortec. I believe this part to be for the temp gauge. Same location tho. 

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Thanks, Lawrence!  Sadly, close doesn't count.  The coolant wasn't too bad when I drained everything and I flushed it a few times, so I think I'm okay.  Good to know in the future.

Also, I told my engine repair teacher where I purchased the thermostat (AutoZone/Mr. Gasket brand) and he strongly suggested I purchase a Stant thermostat.  Based on the review, I think I should take his advice.



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Stant is a trusted name, been around for a long time.

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If it hasn't been mentioned before, look into replacing the rad cap as well. 16psi.



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Good call!  Just ordered this rad cap.



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Chad,

I understand you are new to the car hobby and you are learning......I cringe when new car guys make mistakes. I UNDERSTAND WE LEARN FROM OUR MISTAKES and this is how we learn....but with the internet and being able to do a lot of research.....you can avoid a lot of mistakes.

Just so you know the thermostat that you just purchased will work for your car, but is not the correct application and is incorrect for your car. If you want things to be correct under the hood when you open the hood and show off your classic......you must do your research.

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Thanks for the advice, Dan. I'll do a bit more due dilligence going forward.

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Also, as Dan had mentioned to me a few times in the past...Invest in an assembly manual, and keep it handy.
Not only does it show you how things went together, but also offers part numbers in which you can reference when looking to purchase NOS or OEM parts during your restoration.

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Never a dull moment.. my temperature sending unit went out over the weekend. Hopefully, I didn't kink the tube while I was addressing the leak. :(

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Easy fix

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Lawrence Just  a FYI the pic you posted of your 5.7 is a knock sensor 



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Thanks Bud. I knew it was a sensor. biggrin 

On earlier blocks, that is where one of the block drains are for draining coolant.



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Merry Christmas! Turns out there's an Impala parts store about 45 minutes from my house.  I dropped in today and surprised myself with a new set of radiator hoses, heater hoses, and an overflow hose. 😁



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Very cool, I have gotten a number of items from Hubbard's. Nice products. Lucky you that can stop in and actually touch stuff before buying.

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No doubt.

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