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2000 ford focus 16v 2.0 z-tec

U\i currently change the thermostat, and now it is leaking in the same area but the hoses and clamps are fine? any idea?

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The O-ring thats supposed to hold the water inn is mounted incorrect or the Plastic housing is deformed or has a crack.

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