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Old 11-18-2013, 02:44 PM   #1
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Thermostat Housing

Hey guys, just need a little help finding the parts for a new thermostat housing, and anything related that I will need to replace the part. I called Tousley Ford, but no more Steve :(
I'm thinking of purchasing the CFM revised housing, but would like to purchase whatever part that will work best, at the best price. I'm honestly not 100% sure it's even my housing that is leaking (I'm nowhere close to a mechanic, lol), but I've already had my heating core/oil cooler hose replaced and I'm still leaking. If I had to guess....I'd say the leak is coming from somewhere on the driver side near the middle/bottom of the engine. From what I've read, that's right in the area of the housing. My focus is a 2003, with 59k on it....seems about the time that these kits begin to fail (from what I've read). I've been putting coolant in it up to about 3 times a week and it's starting to annoy me.
So, just looking for all of the replacement parts, and any advice on what all I need to get to fix the issue. Thank you in advance for any help!! -Kevin


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Old 11-18-2013, 04:46 PM   #2
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:58 PM   #3
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I went through a couple of the OEM housings myself and decided to purchase the CFM revised housing. It is definitely better than stock. There is also a billet one someone found here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/181092529271...84.m1423.l2649
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Just got one from rockauto they say it's better than stock have not installed it yet cost 40 shipped and comes with thermostat
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:18 PM   #5
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:35 PM   #6
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I'm loving that aluminum housing but at $300 yikes.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:04 PM   #7
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I went through a couple of the OEM housings myself and decided to purchase the CFM revised housing. It is definitely better than stock.
X2 - best choice to fix it and not keep replacing o-rings.
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:53 AM   #8
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FYI, the Dorman one claims it's modded to improve on the stock part, don't buy the lie, exact same as stock with all the flaws too. More Dorman bullsh-t................
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:16 AM   #9
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I installed a Contour T-stat housing from a scrapper a month ago. Easy $20 fix.

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