How do you replace the head gasket located on a 1988 Ford Ranger 2.9L?
To replace the thermostat on a 1988 535i, first locate the top radiator hose and remove the end connected to the motor. Take out the old thermostat and use gasket cleaner to remove the old gasket. Then replace the gasket and thermostat exactly as it was when it came out. Tighten up the radiator hose over the thermostat.
To Change the filter in a 1988 dodge ram van you have to drop the transmission oil pan, peel the old gasket clean the surface and then replace the old gasket the filter is inside the transmission time to replace is usually 30 to 45 minutes most oil change shops offer that service or you can do it yourself cheap.
You can locate the thermostat on the front of the engine follow the upper radiator hose back to the engine - the thermostat is located in the engine housing that the hose connects to, there are usually 2 bolts that you need to remove, take of the housing that holds it in place, remove the gasket and clean, test the thermostat or put in a new one - to test the thermostat hold it over…
Oil filter installed incorrectly as in too tight, too loose, the gasket was not oiled prior to installation, or the old filter gasket was left on. It can also be a valve cover gasket leaking and running down by the filter. Replace the oil filter and oil the gasket and tighten 3/4 turn after it makes contact with the mounting surface. If the leak persists if is not the filter.