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Thermostat removal on Katana2 set up???

How in the holy hell am I suppose to get to my thermostat after this super charger has been put on.... Do I need remove the whole supercharger to get to it or just the alternator bracket. Please help I hate that my car does want to get warm so I cant get into my 2nd cam :'( and drive it like it should be driven..
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From the bottom! Make sure you replace the thermostat with an aftermarket one! One that does not have that rubber center! I had to replace two, till I learned that lesson!

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From the bottom is not right. I seeing the the thermostat housing sits on top of the water pump..... I guess I have to take off the belt, then the alternator bracket then remove the fuel rail and finally the intake manifold/supercharger.
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Thermostat removal on Katana2 set up???

Try from pass wheelwell. Remove alternator and belt and you should be able to get to it with undertray off as well. Its tight and you need some universal sockets.


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Then I must have had a different katana when I did it

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From the bottom is not right. I seeing the the thermostat housing sits on top of the water pump..... I guess I have to take off the belt, then the alternator bracket then remove the fuel rail and finally the intake manifold/supercharger.

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