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Old 03-13-2005, 09:56 PM   #1
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had the thermostat replaced :D

Now its leaking like a champ !






They only replaced the thermostat, not the whole housing itself. I think that might be it. Plus it was done last fall. Do you think if i got a fc thermostat and a new thermostat housing that would stop it from leaking?


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Old 03-13-2005, 11:32 PM   #2
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According to my shop manual, there is an "O" ring to seal the thermostat cover. Perhaps it wasn't replaced as it should have been. Also, I always lightly coat "O" rings with clear silicone brake grease to ensure that they settle into place properly when installed.
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Old 03-14-2005, 07:04 AM   #3
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dude.. it looks like your crank case vent hose is disconnected from the valve cover... you should put that back on and avoid a big mess!!
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Old 03-14-2005, 01:50 PM   #4
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whats teh crank case vent hose?
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look at your first picture... right above the C that you wrote in the picture, you see a small rubber hose, right below the intake tube. It looks like it is not connected to the valve cover, and it is getting a oily mess on your fuel rail, and surrounding area
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Old 03-14-2005, 10:43 PM   #6
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Yeah i looked at it later today after i read that It was facing the other direction. After I connected it the engine got quieter.

Thanks.

The car isent leaking much, I'm going to see if its still leaking when it warms up. And then do something about it. I dont think it will though.
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Old 03-15-2005, 06:32 PM   #7
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If you paid someone to do it take it back. There's no excuse for that. The odds are good the o-ring got out of alignment and got partially crushed on the install. That will cause a leak for sure. Using a little gease holds the ring in place like a glue would. Sounds like they were lazy and not paying attention oto the install and slapped it in.
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