Originally Posted by cpalz
Looks to me you have a valve cover gasket leaking on to your thermostat housing, and then your thermostat housing is also leaking. Unless I see the picture wrong. Common on these. I would replace both. as to the flush, I really don't have an opinion either way, I have not used either. I believe last time I did one I used prestone. Good luck!
Great thanks - there's a preassembled kit with gaskets and new thermostat on ebay for around £40+p&p so i'll probably get that ordered for the sake of a few quid now would rather its sorted.
Would you do the flush with the old components on that's the only question left really for me.