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Coolant leak after using dieselsite parts.

Put on new diesel site 203 thermostat and billet housing made sure gasket was on and tightened it down after making sure there were no pinches in gasket drove it to gas station and it is spraying coolant out of the thermostat housing I have tightened it and loosened it and used new gaskets it still spraying coolant out of the front part. Are these housings and thermostats from dieselsite junk?
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Just curious.... Do u torque them? I torqued mine and never had any problem. (Knock on the wood)

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Add to that. I had to replace water pump. I know it 18 ft lbs torque and I'm pretty sure it 15 ft lbs torque for the thermostat housing. Anybody please correct me if I'm right or wrong.

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I honestly don't have a torque wrench but tightened the 3 bolts or whatever all the way down but not to tight and the second gasket I used I just tightened past hand tight both spray from the same spot by the left bolt on the front side. My friend works on semis and said just put some sealant around it and that doesn't seem right.
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use permatex. your water pump is probably pitted from the old thermostat housing. if it was me, i would change the water pump while you are that deep into it. i tried changing the thermostat and housing and my water pump starting leaking the next day. i got mine from autozone with lifetime warranty and it came with the lower housing.

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My water pump never leaked before nor did the thermostat area, I put in billet housing and 203 and it sprays out of it. I really need to replace it?
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Did you double up the gasket on accident?

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No I put the gasket that came with thermostat down and tightened it all the way down but not to where I couldn't turn it anymore and it leaks out of the front so I took that gasket out completely and put in the one that came with billet housing and tightened it just past finger tight and it leaked all over so I tightened it more and it still comes out of same spot. I don't want to have to replace water pump just spent a ton of money on orings, sensors, electrical, and some other diesel site products.
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hmm did you orient the thermostat correctly? I not trying to question your intelligence but we all make simple mistakes form time to time.

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I put the thermostat in the same position the old one came out, used a sharpie to mark the areas so I could orient and position it the same way. I don't blame you for questioning me haha but I just want to get this fixed.
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