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Old 08-01-2004, 03:58   #1 (permalink)
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Thermostat housing weeping...

Hey guys,

did a radiator flush this afternoon, and have noticed some weeping/dripping from the bottom of the themostat housing. Would this be because the t/stat is not sitting properly? I have tightened the bolts a fair bit and didnt want to crank them too much incase possible break (just didnt want to go there!).

I also put a new gasket on the t/stat, so that should be ok. I just had the feeling that the actual t/stat might have slipped doen a fraction as I was doing up the bolts on the housing. Anyone come across this?

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scott.
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Old 08-06-2004, 06:31   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Thermostat housing weeping...

Did you put some gunk on the housing b4 the gasket?

I just done mine, & every time I do one (any make of car) I gunk the recess b4 the 'stat goes in, then gunk for the gasket. I make my own gaskets for this, cardboard from a weeties box is fine. Don't forget to gunk the head... DON'T OVERGUNK -- it leaves chunks in the coolant which you really don't need.

You're right about not overtightening -- that only gets stripped threads & cracked housings.
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Re: Thermostat housing weeping...

Thanks for that gordon,

no, stupid me didnt put any goo on the recess or gasket. I have bought a new gasket and some blue rtv silicon, and will have another go this arvo.

Thanks for the tip!

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