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Old 04-25-2012, 12:45 AM   #25
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Smile Ran the Steel Seal trough the coolant system.

I drained the coolant, removed the thermostat and replaced the housing with just the gasket from the thermostat. Then I ran with the Steal Seal and distilled water as recommended for 1/2 hour, then letting the engine cool and repeating. Then I drained the Steal Seal and will replace the thermostat and put in new green coolant at 50/50 mix.

I did purchase a new housing and thermostat, but so far I don't think I will need it, unless I break something on the next R&R. It is fun get that thing out of there.

While the thermostat housing is out I need to replace the PCV hose, which has a gaping hole in it behind the motor. Then I'll replace the thermo housing and tube and refill.

I did the fuel filter today as well.

Time will tell on the sealer. If I see anything on inspection or any side effects from the sealer I will post again.

Thanks for the help.

Learning more and more about the Focus every day.
2000 Ford Focus Zetec 2.0L, blue, 3 door, automatic, lots of miles. "If something cannot go on forever, it will stop," Herbert Stein.
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