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Old 10-18-2012, 07:37 PM   #11
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I feel your pain brother

I got my ars whooped for nearly a week by this dam housing. In the end i ended up with the zx3 thermostat and just drilled the bottom hole out with the apropriate size drill bit, I started small n drilled till I had the tightest fit... wrapped the sensor whole bottom part of the sensor, even were the clip slides over, in a shitload of plumbers tape, extended the wires to the sensor and hasnt leaked since. Be sure tho however not to tighten the three housing to head bolts to tight or you will mess the housing up....n for the other "usless" plug in the old thermostat went in my nut n bolt container for who knows what later down the road.. As far as that hose, I have no clue sorry, but wish u the best of luck with it.. Hope this helps
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:51 PM   #12
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I have the Contour housing from Steve also. That PCV elbow is around $7 full price at the local dealer, even cheaper at Tousley, but its not worth ordering by itself because of shipping.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:01 PM   #13
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I did the whole pcv line. If that elbows been cracked for a while. The hardline could be rusted. And the rubber grommet could be dried out and bad just like the elbow. If do it all. Takes 30 min tops
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:52 PM   #14
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Nice. Good to know that I can do just the PCV elbow, but I guess I will have to inspect the entire thing before I buy anything. However, if I'm going to replace the thermostat housing, it's going to be doing it the best way possible, so I think I will definitely be going with the Contour housing. I was never really comfortable with the idea of drilling out the hole in the Dorman housing myself unless it was the only option. I can live with the leaking antifreeze for a while longer till I can afford the Contour housing, just have to keep an eye on the coolant level, but the PCV issue definitely needs to be resolved as soon as possible. Thanks again for the feedback.
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all these people mentioning the contour one as the replacement are only partially correct. Get the one from a 98 or older contour. It has screw in sensors and it is more beefy. I have yet to have one of these ones fail
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all these people mentioning the contour one as the replacement are only partially correct. Get the one from a 98 or older contour. It has screw in sensors and it is more beefy. I have yet to have one of these ones fail
thats the housing we are talking about......
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I forgot I had these numbers saved in my computer for quick reference.

f5rz6a892a grommet
F8CZ6N664AA pcv elbow


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all these people mentioning the contour one as the replacement are only partially correct. Get the one from a 98 or older contour. It has screw in sensors and it is more beefy. I have yet to have one of these ones fail
All the Contours had threaded housings, but the sensor size changed over the years. Steve and CFM sells the later housings from 98.5? to '99-00, it has the small sensor that closely matches the stock SVT sensor. The older housing used a large sensor; it's on the first page of the FJ sticky.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:33 PM   #18
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thats the housing we are talking about......
i switched one out on a 00 contour and it was not the version used on the 98s. It may have been previously swapped with a focus unit
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:13 PM   #19
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There are actually 2 different Contour housings. One uses a larger sensor than the other. I don't know what year is from what. IIRC the ones CFM and Steve sell are the smaller sensor.

There's a thread floating around on one of the Focus sites about it.
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How about we make this easy, and you call steve.
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