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Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:19 pm 
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do i need to use a torque wrench to tighten the thermostat housing bolts or can i just tighten them normally.
dont want to bust the housing and spring a leak

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Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:24 pm 
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just tighten them normally :wink:

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:26 pm 
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easy. any advice on how many turns etc..?

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:27 pm 
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kezz wrote:
easy. any advice on how many turns etc..?


until its tight! :P

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:29 pm 
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haha ok thanks mate

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:09 pm 
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oh yeah one last q.
can i tighten the cover without using a torque wrench?

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:20 pm 
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yeah just do it tight. but there is prolly a tourque setting for it if u can be bothered finding the setting.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:34 pm 
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the cover is 20NM...

no idea how tight that is, never used a torque wrench...

i just did it up tight, but not overly tight.. just make it tight, but not put your body behind it or anything...

if it leaks abit, do it up tighter ;)

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:04 pm 
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Tighten them up evenly too. Dont do one tight and then start on the other.
Tighten them down in steps with even pressure each time.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:32 pm 
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JUST DO THEM UP TIGHT ALSO PUT A BIT OF GREASE ON THE THEADS SO THAY DONT CRODE
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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:12 am 
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By cover i assume you mean rocker cover? Get our ratchet, put it on, and grasp it around the head of it. Twist like a screw driver and dont over tighten!

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:59 am 
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With your thermostat housing cover bolts, dont go crazy like i did today otherwise you will snap the head off

then have to go to the wreckers. lucky i have a half decent one 5 mins away

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:51 am 
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alright boys last question lol
i got my genuine ford thermostat. should the gasket it came with be enough to keep it all tight or should i use some gasket goo too?

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:07 pm 
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I just used the o-ring with no problems (as advised by Ford) but when i pulled it apart again after snapping the bolt I used a self adhesove gasket from repco. Just to be sure. I wasnt interested in doing it 3 times

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:05 pm 
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kezz wrote:
alright boys last question lol
i got my genuine ford thermostat. should the gasket it came with be enough to keep it all tight or should i use some gasket goo too?


I use the rubber ring gasket and a thin smear of selastic, never leaks.

 

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