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Is the thermostat supposed to sit "loosely" inside of the thermostat housing, or is it supposed to screw in securely to the block?

When I pulled my original thermostat out, i noticed it was very difficult to get out, i had to twist it off. But my new one (from Advanced Auto Parts) just sits very loosely in the housing.

Also, could anyone lend me a picture or tell me where the ECT (coolant) sensor is located? I want to replace it as a last ditch effort to solve my temp issues.
 

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kept the aftermarket thermostat...no change.

replaced radiator...problem solved.

The only indication I had that the radiator was bad...is the engine got hotter the faster I drove. Which is backwards to how it works with a good radiator. There were no leaks.
 

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Did you remove the gasket from the factory tstat and put it on the replacement? That's the only way it will install properly. And yes, typically if it gets hotter when more air is being introduced then the radiator has a clog somewhere.
 
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