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Old 12-29-2006, 01:46 AM   #1
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Quick Way to stop leak by housing of the thermostat

I just replaced the thermostat housing due to a leak. now i noticed there's another leak between the housing and the plastic piece that holds the thermostat. Can i just use silicon to seal it? It's a minor leak so i figured that could work. thanks.


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Old 12-29-2006, 07:17 AM   #2
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There is a seal on the thermostat that you can buy separately.Do it the right way...
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:21 AM   #3
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Agree, 3 bolts takes the thurmostat out and there easy to get to

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Old 12-29-2006, 12:28 PM   #4
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done that...the seal around the gasket is new. seems that it doesn't seal properly.
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Old 12-29-2006, 12:43 PM   #5
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Take it apart and make sure there is no debris between the sealing surfaces.Don't start gooping up stuff yet...besides,plastic does not goop well.
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Old 12-29-2006, 02:07 PM   #6
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fixed it the seal was defected on one side. thanks
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Hey my car is leaking antifreeze around the right side of the engine,if i add antifreeze when the car is cold,it just leaks right out,but when warm it doesnt?I havent had much time to look at it.Could i have the same problem?thanks
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not if it's coming out the right side...could be a bad water pump seal...
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yup my guess is the water pump seal....if it was anything else the pressure would make it leak more when the car is running. If its the water pump seal then when the car is shut off the leak will pertain.
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