Im having a similar issue!
However, I already replaced my Thermostat because it was stuck in the
closed position. (diagnosed by pepboys). I noticed when I took off the
housing that there was no gasket there presently.
I then put on the new thermostat and gasket without a hitch. There was
a small leak but I was able to tighten it up.
Now a few days later I noticed it was leaking again but this time
really bad there at the housing! I tried to tighten it up again but
its as tight as I could possibly go.
Three questions now:
1) what does the gasket really do? it looks like its just a shield
between the two metal parts. Is this to keep them from merging
2) Can I just take off the gasket? (like it was how i found it)
3) OR, IS there a sealant type rubber thing that I should use there to
keep the leak back??
"Mark C." wrote:
> Yes , not too bad to do. happens alot on the 1.4
> > Has anyone changed the gasket on the thermostat housing were
> it attaches
> > to the engine. It's a U.S. made z-tec engine? Can an
> amateur do it?
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