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Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:28 pm 
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I had my thermostat replaced and its got googe seeping out from the top housing.
I was told it didnt need a gasket but I reckon thats s**t now.
What part number do I need to get the right gasket? Its for a EF XR6.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:50 pm 
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its a rubber gasket that wraps around the outer of the thermostat.
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Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:54 pm 
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you dont nessicerily need a gasket ive been running mine for over a year without a gasket or silastic and hav had no troubles. but i spose if its leaking then yeah slap one on and she should cme up good

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 9:06 am 
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dude if its an I6 the rubber o-ring/gasket for the thing is worth like $2 genuine, and should be changed every time u have the thermostat out of the car..
part number is
AU8A571A i think...
just rock up at the dealership and ask them for the
Thermostat O-ring and they should know what u mean...
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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:41 am 
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Also check that thermostate housing is flat...Run a file from bolt to bolt..The bolt ends of thermostate may have pulled down...
Or buy new one as well....

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 6:04 pm 
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I have never bothered with a paper gasket, all I ever use is the rubber ring gasket and a thin smear of silastic. Never leaks.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 7:18 pm 
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the thermostat housing is recessed for the gasket and thermostat.
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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 7:23 pm 
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dude if its an I6 the rubber o-ring/gasket for the thing is worth like $2 genuine, and should be changed every time u have the thermostat out of the car..
part number is
AU8A571A i think...
just rock up at the dealership and ask them for the
Thermostat O-ring and they should know what u mean...


yeh i know but this was when i didnt know jack about cars and wanted to do it cheap cheap. im surprised coz it hasnt leaked a drop, its ok coz now i know better.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:56 pm 
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My experience has been really wierd with these covers (I refer to the whole unit that's bolted to the side of the head as the Thermostat Housing and the domed bit on top as the "Cover").

From factory I think they come just with the rubber seal with the split round it's inside so it can be put onto the thermostat "skirt" and then put in place etc. - but aftermarket top covers come with a gasket as well. I think using the rubber seal AND the gasket might be the best way to go - I need to replace my whole housing within the next week or so - and that's how I'm going to do it.

I'm going to use a metal gasket to fit the new complete housing to the side of the head (I think the metal gasket is off AU?) - hope the bugger works ok - the whole thing is held with 2 bolts - which I can't help being twitchy about.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:57 pm 
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My experience has been really wierd with these covers (I refer to the whole unit that's bolted to the side of the head as the Thermostat Housing and the domed bit on top as the "Cover").

From factory I think they come just with the rubber seal with the split round it's inside so it can be put onto the thermostat "skirt" and then put in place etc. - but aftermarket top covers come with a gasket as well. I think using the rubber seal AND the gasket might be the best way to go - I need to replace my whole housing within the next week or so - and that's how I'm going to do it.

I'm going to use a metal gasket to fit the new complete housing to the side of the head (I think the metal gasket is off AU?) - hope the bugger works ok - the whole thing is held with 2 bolts - which I can't help being twitchy about.


When my head was repaired before christmas the mechanic used a genuine metal gasket between the head and the lower thermostat housing, it hasn't leaked yet. Also no paper gasket for top housing, just rubber and a little silastic.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:15 pm 
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Thanks for the reassurance :-)

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:05 am 
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ive got silicone around where it bolts to the head
no leak there
got a light leak around the top cover, which i gotta fix over the weekend some time.

 

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