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That is correct. The t-stat fits into a grove in the upper housing.
What I want to do is raise that whole 3c3z-8575-aa t-stat housing and oring from the lower housing.
sorry if my upper/lower wordage is incorrect
No... What I'm saying is the bottom of the thermostat has a round disk that has to block a hole in the bottom of the front cover where the stat fits into.
This lower disk is not the part that opens, the upper disk is the part that moves to open and let water through.
The lower disk has to be positioned at the correct depth, if you add a spacer under the stat and raise it up the pump will just circulate water through the radiator but not into the engine block.
Look at the photo (courtesy of BPD).
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Last edited by Arctic Fox; 05-21-2012 at 03:33 PM.