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Does the thermostsat gasket on a 2002 ford f250 7.3 liter, go on top of the thermostat, between the thermostat and the thermostat housing? I tried this but it keeps leaking.

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You'll have to drain system down when cooled off, remove any brackets in your way such as power steering reservoir holding bracket, then remove 2 bolts holding the housing, and remove it. Rad hose should be o.k. to leave on, but if it creates a problem, remove it as well. I'd install a new thermostat and "o" ring complete,then a new gasket as well. Clean all surfaces well before re-installing. Replace any bracket(s) you removed to access housing, after housing is installed. Remember, air valve on edge of thermostat goes in 3 oclock position when re-installed. Also a reminder as well, spring on thermostat goes down when re-installed. After all is re-assembled, re-fill coolant and start engine and run with heater on to bleed out all air. Leave rad cap off and pay attention to temperature gauge and when you see it getting to normal operating temperature, watch flow in rad for increased flow, indicating thermostat opened and coolant is circulating properly. Wait until you see that flow increase 2 or 3 times, and air should be out of system, and top up coolant in rad, put cap back on, and check that return bottle is at proper level as well. Keep an eye for any leaks, and re-check return bottle periodically for first little while, just to be sure all is good. Note: some only use the "O" ring as a seal, and no gasket is required, but just check that at autoparts place where you get part.

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SOURCE: 2005 Ford F250 6.0L Diesel - ( 63,000.mi)

is the coolant level for sure dropping quickly?.i have heard of the oil coolers going bad on the 6.0 litre,but not a head gasket yet.Even at 63,000 miles.if you are for sure its eating coolant,try tightening some intake bolts,or crossover tube bolts.if it stops burning it which will take time,easier watching the coolant level than to wait for the exhaust to clear up,then consider replacing the intake gasket soon.

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