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JJfierce Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:46 pm

I suspect I have a bad thermostat in my Ď84 so Iím changing that out today. I opened up the housing and it appears the previous owner put some kind of blue gasket maker around the regular gasket - do I need to do that or will the black O-ring be sufficient?

DanHoug Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:04 pm

the housing is pitted and corroded. prolly why the schmoo was added. can you source a new/better housing?

JJfierce Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:14 pm

DanHoug wrote: the housing is pitted and corroded. prolly why the schmoo was added. can you source a new/better housing?

This is actually my second housing...I ended up snapping two bolts off from the top of the other one and was unsuccessful in trying to drill them out. I picked this one up from a guy for $30



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