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Old 07-21-2004, 12:28 AM
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thermistate housing leaks like crazy help

i own a 1966 ford mustang with a 289 and my therm. housing leaks like no other. i changed the housing and it did fine, but started up again. If you are familiar with the area i am talking about right where the housing and the engine meet is where it leaks. please help

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Old 07-21-2004, 12:48 AM
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is there a small crack in the tstat housing? you said it was replaced....
how about on the intake? what does that surface look like?
was the gasket surface absolutely clean on re-assembly?
is the hose good?

just thinking outloud.....
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Old 07-21-2004, 02:54 PM
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is there a gasket on that t-stat housing? should there be? Try sealing it with some RTV.

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Old 07-22-2004, 01:28 AM
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Is the housing warped? Set it on a flat surface to check. Surface it with a wide file.
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I had a leaking thermostat housing on my car, it was one of those Ford Motorsports chrome housings. The housing was warped really bad so I went back to a stock housing and never had a problem since. Try running a big file over the housing or the mating surface on the intake, either surface could be a little bit off.
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