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I just had to put a new thermostat into my 1983 ford f150 and it started to leak after i put it on so i tryed to tighten it and i over tightened it and broke the house so i got a new housing and made sure i didnt over tighten but it started to leak again so i checked to make sure my gasket was on right and it was so i put it back on and put the bolts hand tight plus a quarter turn and it cracked in the same spot does anyone now what i should do

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Check to make sure its the correct thermostat, if its the wrong one the housing will not mount flush and crack when you tighten it.

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