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Re: leaky thermostat housing
This is an awkward job. Remove air box out of way, now there's two ways to approach this, you can remove exhaust cross tube not recomended or you can use socket,universal and extension and try to remove the bolts from under the exhaust cross tube. I know it's probably not what you want to hear but its the only way with out making a mountain out of a mole hill, hope this helps.
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The only thing you might need to buy beside the gasket is any rubber parts that have been damaged by the leaking oil. Check your radiator hoses, heater hoses, and vacuum lines, because motor oil will "rot:" rubber. You need only replace hoses that are "spongy"and are wet with oil. Be blessed.
Your question is not very clear, but I will do my best to help you. The hose that connects to the thermostat on the engine block could be leaking or the thermostat housing (inside it is the thermostat) has a leaky gasket. Either way, change out the hose or the gasket!
Hi Will, Look at the engine and follow the top radiator hose to the place where it enters the engine. Where it connects is the thermostat housing. The domed part is what you are looking for, but if you don't know what it is and what it looks like how do you know it needs replacement? Regards John
Bad thermostate if it got to hot and was low probablygot stuck shut. need to replace leaky coolant hose u can try tapping on thermostat housing and see if it breaks lose if not let me know and make model engine size would help to hope this helps
You state that you think you have located the thermostat. The part that will need to be unbolted and removed is the thermostat housing. Simply remove the radiator hose and remove the bolts holding the housing in place. You may need to tap the housing gently to break it loose. The thermostat is located in the housing. Be sure to carefully scrap off any remaining gasket on the thermostat housing and the engine where the housing sits. Replace the thermostat and install a new gasket, replace housing, tighten bolts evenly and reattach radiator hose. Top off the radiator to replace any lost coolant.
Its always a good idea to replace the thermostat housing every few years as they warp,if you dont have the extra cash you can remove the leaky one,and put the new thermostat in the block put a thin layer of good silicone around the stat,take another thin layer and apply it to the housing then you really dont need a gasket but you can still use one with this method,replacing the old bolts is a good idea also and that way you can tighten them correctly with no fear.have a good day DB