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Old 01-07-2009, 12:52 AM   #41
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I just did this fix today. Remember that there is no such thing as too much o-ring lube.

So for under $20 and an hour of time I saved $550, which is what Bonnell Ford wanted to replace the thermostat housing. This of course wouldn't have fixed the problem.

FYI, I have a 2003 with 80k miles on it.
thats what she said.


yeah i went to ford and the "prescribed" a ~$400 for a ~$35(housing) and a~$25 VC gasket fix. i told them ,"give me back my keys dammit!"
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Old 01-17-2009, 05:20 PM   #42
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Well The O-ring wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I just pryed it on using a flat tip screw-unwinder. Took all of 30 sconds. I also added the 180 deg CFM thermostat while I was at it...;)
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:17 PM   #43
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mine is leakin now



looking for the 2 o-ring metric since my bottom leak as well

send quote please shipped to H7G 1C5 in canada
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:52 AM   #44
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Do you still have any of those o rings left? If so, how much do you want for 2? John, Alexandria, VA
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Old 02-21-2009, 02:14 PM   #45
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I just replaced mine o-ring today, it was pretty simple, and didnt take long.
I bought a 10 pack of Viton O-rings from Mc Master, they are metric, they are 7mm I.D. 13mm O.D. and 3mm width, Ill part with 8 of them, Im going to keep one for a backup.

If anybody would like one let me know.
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:37 PM   #46
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I too had mine o-rings replaced a month ago. I had HTPerformance mail them to me, and I had the dealership do it for me. The plug was *way* seized so it's a good thing I didn't do it myself. About an hour's work but it's better than spending more for a new thermostat housing.
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:51 PM   #47
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Viton - O' Ring

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I just replaced mine o-ring today, it was pretty simple, and didnt take long.
I bought a 10 pack of Viton O-rings from Mc Master, they are metric, they are 7mm I.D. 13mm O.D. and 3mm width, Ill part with 8 of them, Im going to keep one for a backup.

If anybody would like one let me know.

IKE34 - Do you still have the 7mm Viton O'Rings? I've got a 2002 SVT w/ the coolant leakage issue. I'd be interested in taking a couple off your hands.

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Old 10-21-2009, 01:43 PM   #48
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My 2002 SVT is leaking from the plug. Anyone with 7mm O rings willing to part with a couple???

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Old 11-30-2009, 11:16 PM   #49
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is this the proper o ring replacement?

http://www.mcmaster.com/#9263k718/=4qir5x

if not where can i order the rings i need to fix the leak plus pick up a new thermostat....

Also should i get a 195 or 180 thermostat for my 03 SVT?

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Either my plug is leaking, or brake fluid is dripping from above it, running down onto it and onto the floor? My plug appears to be flush with the bottom of the housing, could this be the case? If so, how the heck do you get it out?

Reason for thinking this is, I DO have a leaking clutch master cylinder and am finding fluid on the ground under the center of my car ('04 SVT, 107,000 miles). It feels and smells more like brake fluid than coolant. Looking up under the car, the fluid is running down the passenger side of the bellhousing, starting at a point directly below that darned plug. And the plug appears to be moist, as well. But wouldn't know what would be above the housing that would drip/leak??

Also, regarding the clip that holds the plug in, do you access it from below the car? And which way does it pull (to the front? towards drivers side, etc.?)

Suggestions? Slave cylinder is on the driver side of the housing, correct? And it wouldn't necessarily leak out the front by the plug, would it? I do have a master cylinder on order.
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