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Water pump in - now darn thermostat housing!
Installed my water pump yesterday morning, was on pace to have it apart and back together in 3 hours flat... then I fired it up and even though I replaced the housing and tightened it evenly and gently - damn thing leaked, right around the housing.
So I ran all over town, found another housing and when I pulled the old one off, I was amazed at the SAND on top of the thermostat from running just a few mins. Ok, so now I am convinced. I placed the order for my coolant filter last night. From what I read - no more than a 30 min install??
I put the new housing on, gently tightened it down and ta-da... no leaks so far.
I drove it around a bit yesterday, checking it each time I stopped. Seems good, but of course now I am paranoid of it springing a leak. uhg. Time will tell.
2000 XLT F-250 7.3 Crew Cab Auto w/Transgo shift kit
4" MBRP turbo back exhaust w/muffler
PHP TS chip - 65 tow/80DD/120 race
Caterpillar ELC coolant
Broken-into door lock mod
285/75/16 Hankook ATM's
2" Rough Country add a leafs all around
In the Driveway:
2000 VW TDI Beetle
, chipped! (For the wife)
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8 (SOLD!
2012 Dodge CCSB 2500 w/Hemi