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This video is a complete guide to replacing the thermostat on your Honda Element or CRV with a K series engine. Space is limited and it can be difficult to access the part. Rust can also be a factor.

I cover how to handle both of these issues for a successful thermostat replacement on this engine. This information will also apply to other Honda vehicles with the K series engine.

Also, if you get a P0128 or P1486 code, you might need to perform this procedure to repair the problem.

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Honda Coolant (Blue): https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Honda-Parts-OL999-9011-Coolant/dp/B0089LSFJ0

Beck Arnley Coolant: https://www.amazon.com/BECKARNLEY-252-1501-Extended-Premium-Antifreeze/dp/B00QXWGNT6/ref=sr_1_2?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1488222419&sr=1-2&keywords=beck+arnley+honda+coolant

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