Fordmods Logo

Thermostat Housing 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 15 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Thermostat Housing
Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:12 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 708

Joined: 19th Jul 2005

Ride: 08 BF MK11 Fairmont Ghia

Location: Manly west
QLD, Australia

Ohk i have noticed a very small leak where the thermostat bolts to the head, i was wondering if there is a new gasket that you can get for it as my guess is that it has had it?! It leaks from the top of the housing!

Daniel
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:18 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 49

Posts: 556

Joined: 10th Dec 2006

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: EAII Falcon S

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

not sure what your question is but each time the gasket needs replacing its a good idea to allways replace the thermostat at the same time cos they can sometimes fail to open after a few years.

 

_________________

Speed Safely! ;-)

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:55 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 49

Posts: 6467

Joined: 18th Dec 2006

Ride: 93 ED sedan

Power: 161 rwkw

Location: Rockhampton
QLD, Australia

I have seen this before, its a Porous casting ( or its badly corroded), so you'll have to replace it. Make sure you use a new thermostat seal.

 

_________________

http://youtu.be/jJTh9F3Vgg0

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:05 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 708

Joined: 19th Jul 2005

Ride: 08 BF MK11 Fairmont Ghia

Location: Manly west
QLD, Australia

Im not talking bout the Thermostat houseing as such, but the whole square block that bolts to the side of the Head, The bit that you bolt the lid of the thermostat (for lack of a better word) well that bit bolts to the head and it is leaking coolant very slowly and i was wondering if there is a gasket between it and the head?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:09 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6166

Joined: 8th May 2007

Yes, ford have replaced the original gasket for a metal one.

When i asked if sealant is needed with it they advised i used a special aluminium paste which was $40 :roll:

Its red, smells like cherry and only cures when it reacts with the metal gasket, all the excess that gets squeezed out remains soft & runny.

I used the above and doesnt leak anymore.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:30 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 43

Posts: 2705

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: 2009 FG XR6 Sedan

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Yes there is a gasket avaliable and doesnt have to be from Ford, infact you can make your own out of a weeties packet (smear some grease on the face of the housing face and press onto the brown side of the weeties packet and cut out) then along with some permatex sealant or silastic and maybe a draw file on the thermostat housing face to square it off it will be as good as new without leaks. I know cause it worked on mine and im sure thousands of others before.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:40 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 49

Posts: 556

Joined: 10th Dec 2006

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: EAII Falcon S

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

joolz wrote:
Yes there is a gasket avaliable and doesnt have to be from Ford, infact you can make your own out of a weeties packet (smear some grease on the face of the housing face and press onto the brown side of the weeties packet and cut out) then along with some permatex sealant or silastic and maybe a draw file on the thermostat housing face to square it off it will be as good as new without leaks. I know cause it worked on mine and im sure thousands of others before.

yeah its true cardboard works. i used a carboard milk carton and selastic (form-a-gasket). it works well didnt have any problems.

 

_________________

Speed Safely! ;-)

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:43 am 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 61

Posts: 156

Joined: 2nd Nov 2005

Ride: EA Fairmont

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

Hi There

In theory a card gasket and RTV / Silastic should work.

But I tried twice with this method and a small, persistent
leak remained.

I went to Ford and got the metal gasket ( about $5 ),
and with a little RTV / Silastic on either side, the leak
stopped.

Whilst the card gasket MAY work for you, I would
really recommend getting the metal one to be sure.

Good Luck
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:48 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 708

Joined: 19th Jul 2005

Ride: 08 BF MK11 Fairmont Ghia

Location: Manly west
QLD, Australia

Ohk then so i can use the metal gasket and some gasket goo (the loktite one) and she will be good as new?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:50 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 61

Posts: 156

Joined: 2nd Nov 2005

Ride: EA Fairmont

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

danbode wrote:
Ohk then so i can use the metal gasket and some gasket goo (the loktite one) and she will be good as new?


If the two mating surfaces are clean, dry and true ( flat ),
then you should be OK.
Just make sure you let the sealant set for the recommended
length of time before starting engine / topping up coolant etc.

Good Luck

Last edited by gutza on Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:07 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 45

Posts: 134

Joined: 26th Apr 2007

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

I got my gasket from REPCO for about $1.50
Silastic or Aviation Gasket Goo would work just fine.

 

_________________

95 EF Wagon, Dedicated Gas

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:46 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 61

Posts: 156

Joined: 2nd Nov 2005

Ride: EA Fairmont

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

smithy_1 wrote:
I got my gasket from REPCO for about $1.50
Silastic or Aviation Gasket Goo would work just fine.


I understand what you're saying, but...

I got a card gasket from Repco and made sure the surfaces were
clean and true etc.

Used some silastic and damn, a couple of days later, it was leaking
again.

For some unknown reason the card / silastic solution seems to work OK on
some cars and not others.

For those of you who haven't seen the Ford metal gasket....
There is a small ridge which runs around the outside of the inner hole of the gasket.
This small ridge, I imagine, is compressed when things are
tightened up, which may explain its better sealing abilities ???
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:01 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 43

Posts: 2705

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: 2009 FG XR6 Sedan

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Be sure not to over tighten the bolts as it will distort the mating surface and may lead to leaks towards the centre of the housing gasket.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:07 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 708

Joined: 19th Jul 2005

Ride: 08 BF MK11 Fairmont Ghia

Location: Manly west
QLD, Australia

okh i will gte one from repco 2morro and see how it works if not i will get the ford one thanks for your help guys!
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:18 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 49

Posts: 6467

Joined: 18th Dec 2006

Ride: 93 ED sedan

Power: 161 rwkw

Location: Rockhampton
QLD, Australia

danbode wrote:
okh i will gte one from repco 2morro and see how it works if not i will get the ford one thanks for your help guys!



I use Loctite 515 in a tube. Its an anerobic sealant, it means it only cures when NO oxygen is present, so what squeezes out the sides won't cure.

 

_________________

http://youtu.be/jJTh9F3Vgg0

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 15 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 31 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:16 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names