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Could I patch a crack that is in my water outlet housing

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Best replace it. stop by salvage yard find you one or dealership can order one wont cost too much.

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Most water outlet housings nowadays are made of a thermoset plastic resin material that can be "etched" with a dremmel tool to make the crack accept some epoxy material such as JB Weld (excellent material when mixed exactly per directions) and cleaned with isopropyl alcohol prior to application. A warm hair dryer follow-up is recommended to "flow" the material into the etched crack. Allow to cure overnight (24 hours is best). A similar procedure can be done with mnetallic castings such as in older 70's and 60's vehicles with similar results. The parent material MUST be thoroughly cleane to do a good job!!

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The case that holds the thermostat is cracked


This would be called a thermostat housing or cover. It is not impossible to patch but water is erosive. I would use J-B weld.

I have used J-B on a pump housing for a 3500PSI pressure washer and it still works. But there were not constant hot and cold stresses as you have in your engine.

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I have a little crack in my water housing outlet in my 97 olds achieva can I patch it with anything


You would be better off replacing it. You should be ale to find them or order one from your local parts store.

Jul 14, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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Water outlet cracking during installation


if its cracking that means you may have over tightened it. you can not put to much force on it, just snug it down so it does not leak. the best thing to do is snug the bolts evenly on both sides. and make sure thermostat is in the proper way. if you have any more problems, call or visit auto-zone etc, and they should be able to help ! did you clean mounting suface before installing outlet !

Jan 17, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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There is a leak at the water outlet housing wherethe overflow tubing connects to it. There is no gasket or o ring to solve this.. how do you fix it?


check the radiator hose going to thermostat housing.it could be leaking.if hose okay.thermostat seal more likely leaking, meaning you have to replace the thermostat with seal.if thermostat with new seal still leaking.thermostat housing has a small crack in it.need replacing.

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I need to replace a thermostat in a 2000 Chevy 2500 6.0 liter pickup


4.8L, 5.3L and 6.0L Engines To Remove:
CAUTION
The thermostat is not serviceable separately. The thermostat housing (water pump inlet) and thermostat must be replaced as an assembly.
  1. Remove the radiator outlet hose. chevy_aval15_02-04_inlet.gif

  2. Remove the bolts from water pump inlet.
  3. Remove the water pump inlet from the water pump.
To Install:
  1. Install the water pump inlet to the water pump.
  2. Install the water pump inlet bolts.
    • Torque to: 11 ft-lbs. (15 Nm)
  3. Install the radiator outlet hose.
6.6L Engine To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Drain the engine coolant.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Water outlet 6.6L Thermostat housing removal gm_trk_sil25_02-04_66_therm_hous_rem.gif

    • Bolt for the fuel line bracket
    • Thermostat housing cover bolts
    • Thermostats and seals
To Install:
6.6L Thermostats and seals gm_trk_sil25_02-04_66_therm_seal.gif

  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Thermostats and seals to the thermostat housing NOTE: The rear thermostat (D) has 2 vent valves. Install with the vent valves towards the rear of engine.
    • Thermostat housing cover with a NEW gasket
    • Thermostat housing cover bolts and tighten the bolts
      1. Torque to: 15 ft. lbs. (21 Nm)
    • Fuel line bracket bolt and tighten the bolt
      1. Torque to: 15 ft. lbs. (21 Nm)
    • Water outlet
  2. Fill the engine with coolant.
  3. Test drive the vehicle to confirm the repairs.
8.1L Engine To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Inlet hose from the water outlet Water outlet and thermostat removal chevy_sub25_02-04_60_thermost_rem.gif

    • Water outlet bolts (B)
    • Water outlet (A)
    • Thermostat (C)
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Thermostat
    • Water outlet
    • Water outlet bolts and tighten the bolts.
      1. Torque to: 22 ft-lbs (30 Nm)
    • Inlet hose to the water outlet
  2. Fill the cooling system.
  3. Test drive the vehicle to confirm the repairs.
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Jan 12, 2011 | 2000 Chevrolet 2500

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How difficult is it to replace a thermostat? on a contour 1999. has the smaller engine


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

2.0L Engine
See Figures 1 through 6

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Fig. 1: Remove the coolant recovery tank hose from the water outlet

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Fig. 2: Remove the upper radiator hose from the water outlet

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Fig. 3: Remove the three retaining bolts for the water outlet

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Fig. 4: Carefully separate the water outlet from the thermostat housing

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Fig. 5: Remove the thermostat from the housing

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Fig. 6: Make sure you replace the O-ring when installing a new thermostat

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain and recycle the engine coolant.
  3. Remove the air intake resonators.
  4. emove the upper radiator hose and coolant recovery tank hose from the water outlet.
  5. Remove the three retaining bolts from the water outlet and remove the outlet from the thermostat housing.
  6. Remove the thermostat and O-ring from the housing.
To install:
  1. Thoroughly clean the housing and install the thermostat and new O-ring into the housing.
  2. Install the water outlet and tighten the retaining bolts to 71-97 inch lbs. (8-11 Nm).
  3. Install the upper radiator and coolant recovery tank hoses to the water outlet.
  4. Install the air intake resonators.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
  6. Fill the cooling system with the proper 50 / 50 mixture and start the vehicle.
  7. Bleed the cooling system and check for leaks.

Hope this helps (remember to rate and comment this asnwer).

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Replaced the water pump on our '97 Buick Century because we thought that is where the leak was originating. Replaced the hose from the radiator to the water pump as well. It is still leaking with fluid...


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2002 grand prix motor 3.8 just want to know where


Exploded view of the thermostat arrangement—3.8L engines

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Where is the thermastat 2006 la cross


3.6L Engine
  1. Remove the heater hoses.
  2. Remove the throttle body.
  3. Remove the radiator water pipe outlet.
  4. Remove the thermostat and housing.

    NOTE The thermostat and housing are replaced as a complete unit.

  5. To install, reverse the removal procedure. Tighten the housing bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).

3.8L Engine
  1. Remove the fuel injector sight shield.
  2. Partially drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove the radiator inlet hose from the water outlet housing.
  4. Reposition the wiring harness from the water outlet housing stud.
  5. Remove the water outlet housing bolt and the stud.
  6. Remove the water outlet housing and the gasket.
  7. Remove the thermostat.
  8. Clean and Inspect the water outlet housing gasket mating surfaces.
To install:
  1. Install the thermostat.
  2. Install the gasket and the water outlet housing.
  3. Install the water outlet housing bolt and the stud to the water outlet housing and tighten to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  4. Install the wiring harness to the water outlet housing stud.
  5. Install the radiator inlet hose to the water outlet housing.
  6. Fill the cooling system.
  7. Install the fuel injector sight shield.

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My windshield washer reservoir leaks on my '98 Honda Civic.


Ok... put the duct tape down. And back away from the truck... just kidding.. I wouldn't recommend duct tape. or hot glue...
If you have a visible crack or hole, drain the tank to below the crack, clean with a little vinegar and water, and lightly sand the plastic housing.
Place a small patch of plastic sheetrock mesh tape over the crack and then...
Use a bit of epoxy that is recommended for use on plastics. Mix up a small batch, spread over the crack and over the mesh.. Let dry and refill.
Don't worry about pressure, because the tank isn't under pressure on most cars...

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