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JJfierce
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:46 pm    Post subject: Question about thermostat gasket Reply with quote

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?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Question about thermostat gasket Reply with quote

the housing is pitted and corroded. prolly why the schmoo was added. can you source a new/better housing?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Question about thermostat gasket Reply with quote

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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