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Old 01-21-2013, 03:40 PM
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Installing billet thermo housing need help

Ok so i had ordered a new thermostat and housing from dieselsite and in the process of taking old one off one of the bolts was rusted bad and broke off. So i ended up putting new water pump on and i installed the new thermostat housing with new bolts but its leaking and im pretty gun shy about over tightening them so im wanting to use a torque wrench but dont know how tight im suppose to go on them. Any help guys?
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:04 PM
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I torqued mine perfectly to specs and it still leaked a little. Put some RTV on it and tighten it up.
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I heard stories of the billet housing leaking so i put a bead of rtv on it the first time and it hasn't leaked a drop. The rtv seems to be the trick.
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Mine has leaked since installation. Just wet around the making surface. Nothing serious. When I get some free time I plan on using some RTV like others have mentioned.

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I had the same issue doing the same thing but I had the gasket beneath the thermostat.

Once I put the thermostat in the hole and the gasket between the thermostat and billet housing it no longer leaked.

Good luck!
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:31 AM
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I had the leak as well and solved it with some black RTV. I really didn't want to have to add the RTV and hoped I would be one of the lucky ones that didn't need it, but I wasn't!
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