Here you go, with torque specification too! (This is specifically for the 2007 (what we both have) I don't know about others but I would imagine it is in the same place)
hey Jacl: Murphy's law to over. I was unable to get to the lower bolt.I'm thinking I may need one of those swivel extensions to get around my oil filter, I really don't want to remove the oil filter as I just changed my oil. I tried every angle i could possibly think of. the radiator also doesn't have the old standard drain petcock. it is a screw on the drivers side of the radiator. I had to take that lower cowling off to even access it. all in all a learning experience. I needed the car so all I did was just replace the antifreeze, I may try again tomorrow when I have the whole day. Any Ideas?No problem, and I haven't changed mine yet but yes it should be pretty easy as I have done it on cars with a similar setup
Mine is a 2007 also, and I haven't changed mine either.No problem, and I haven't changed mine yet but yes it should be pretty easy as I have done it on cars with a similar setup
I think he was not able to remove one bolt off the water inlet because the oil filter was on the way and he couldn't go around it....or something.Does the whole thermostat housing need to come off, is that what you are trying to do? (Sorry if I misunderstood). To me it looks like if you disconect the lower radiator hose (#3 in the diagram) and then remove the bolt off the water inlet (#4) would you be able to take out the thermostat? Does it have to come out through the water pump side? Is this what you did or were you removing the whole housing? I will take a look on my car tomorrow to see (I am not going to remove anything) but I will see if I see the problem you mention
that's awesome man! :thumb2:Ok gang update time. once I switched to a deep well 12mm socket and a universal(swivel)snaked it right around that pesky oil filter. swapped out thermostats total time about 30-45 minutes.check engine light disappeared, car now takes a minute or 2 to warm up vs forever. thanks for the responses.
Hey Blu, I got mine from rockauto.com, it is a Beck/Arnley part # 1430824 and comes with the o ring gasket. the one I bought is slightly longer than the factory issued and is rated @ 180F. if you want original I also looked at mynissanparts.comthat's awesome man! :thumb2:
where did you get the new thermostat? was it like a 180F or something
lol 08 it was definitely a learning experience for me.This is an awesome thread for the DIYers! I may need this someday, thanks!
Actually Jacl the the diagram you put up for me saved me from a lot of unnecessary work because when I googled thermostat removal all the videos that I found shows thermostats on rear wheel drive autos where the thermostats ran off the upper radiator hose into the block and I couldn't find anything out side this forum that addressed the Versa specifically. had I not found this forum I would have followed the generic instructions and ended up kicking myself in the ass forever for disassembling the wrong part. So a huge pat on the back to all in this forum for your assistance.Great news! Thanks for the update, this thread already shows up in google when searching for this so hopefully it will help people in the future