With the thermostat complete, it was now time to reinstall the radiator so we could move on with the rest of the car.
Before reinstalling our radiator and pouring in fresh coolant, we turned out attention to the thermostat. You can tell from the images below we're glad we did.
It's always exciting when you get new parts - even if it's just a radiator. Although it's not an original Honda OEM replacement part (no longer available), Denso is a very reputable brand so we're confident it's going to cool Nancy for many years to come.
Nancy was still sporting the original OEM radiator from when the car left it's showroom floor. It was definitely time for a replacement. We'll be replacing the entire radiator, hoses, and thermostat to bring new life to our CR-X's cooling capabilities.
For now, enjoy some photos of how not to treat your vehicle's cooling system.