Hey up all
Trying to help a friend change his stat on a 2004 1.8 petrol focus .. heres a pic of whats we are faced with:
Now is it just a case of draining the system from the bottom of rad, removing that small/skinny top hose and undoing the three torx screws pull it away from the main housing, take out the stat, replace and doing it all back up ?
The ford parts guy said I should change the entire housing, at a cost of £139 vs the £18 for the stat and seal. He reckon it will not screw back together again due to the warping of the plastic of the stat housing cover which sounds about right but its a lot of money and I think its worth a shot without the entire kit. Poor design I guess.
What do you think about his thoughts ?
Also does my process sound about right to just change the stat ?