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11-23-2006 03:24 PM
SVTF4243 WHOA talk about instant gratification!
Now I definately have something to be grateful for!
11-23-2006 03:04 PM
S2
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S2 would you add bryanjw82's & JohnMichaels's write up to the How To Archive?
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=74242

Most of us will need to go there at some point
Thanks!

Yup definitely will...
11-23-2006 02:44 PM
SVTF4243 S2 would you add bryanjw82's & JohnMichaels's write up to the How To Archive?
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=74242

Most of us will need to go there at some point
Thanks!
11-21-2006 02:07 AM
vito313 Thanks a ton!!! Mine is also leaking from that plug in the thermostat housing, i will be sure to fix this weekend!!
11-20-2006 05:38 PM
hEaT Mine was warped a bit on the inside. Looked fine until I held it up to the new one. Took about 30min to remove the old one, switch over the thermostat, and bolt the new one up.
11-20-2006 04:31 PM
WD40 Moved to "Ford Focus Technical Chat"
Check here :
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=75074
^^^ It may not be the housing itself, it could be the plug as shown in the linked thread.

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http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=62731
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=74242
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=37750
11-20-2006 11:07 AM
S2 ^^ yeah plastic, my thoughts exactly......
11-20-2006 11:03 AM
shftat6 Just had mine done last week under warranty. (29k) I can't believe they use plastic for it. VW's are just as bad, they are a known issue with them too only they are harder to get to.
11-20-2006 10:25 AM
DilSVT I had same problem with my housing when I replaced the thermo. I noticed that there is not much room for error when putting item back together. The metal bracket has to be tight on the left side or you will leak constantly. The design is sub-par with those three screws, just make sure they are all in straight and that bracket is on tight or it will leak like a Sunofabitch.
11-20-2006 10:07 AM
S2 Very commom leak, actually not only on the focus but all Ford's in general. They 'tend' to loose coolant mysteriously but for the most part, all related to a cracked thermo housing.

I don't know of any specific brands, when this happenned to me, I replaced it with an OEM.
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