ok on the box it has a set of instructions as well as inside the box on my new thermostat, I was wondering if these instructions need to be followed to a t or can you just swap out the old for the new?
Shouln't need them. Make sure the engine is cool. Just two bolts to remove from the housing. Pop out the old thermostat and put in the new one. I swapped mine out in about 10 minutes. Just make sure you use a zip lock bag to capture the coolant that will leak out and make sure you use the gasket that either came with the new one or just re-use the one off the original thermostat.