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nickjaxe

Member Since 10 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 17 2015 07:07 PM
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In Topic: Ka 1.3 Duratec Engine...leak From Plastic Thermostat Housing.

17 February 2015 - 07:09 PM

Will do...upto now its still water tight.

 

Nick.


In Topic: Ka 1.3 Duratec Engine...leak From Plastic Thermostat Housing.

16 February 2015 - 09:04 PM

The problem is that the mating surface is not flat...is has some pitting from corrosion...hence why the O ring failed to seal...but I do agree with what you say.

 

Nick.


In Topic: Ka 1.3 Duratec Engine...leak From Plastic Thermostat Housing.

16 February 2015 - 07:13 PM

Thanks for that Delboy...unfortunately I used the RTV silicon stuff I already had yesterday....but if it fail I will try the stuff in your link.

 

Its a new one on me but looks good stuff...thanks again.

 

Nick.


In Topic: Ka 1.3 Duratec Engine...leak From Plastic Thermostat Housing.

14 February 2015 - 03:42 PM

Going back a bit I know.

 

I fitted a new housing back in 2013...started to leak again a few weeks ago...ordered another new housing...took off the old one todat and found the O ring and housing still in good order.

 

Where I think the leak is from is from corrosion on the flat mounting face where the stat housing bolts on not letting the O ring fully seat.

 

I dont remember seeing this when I had it off a few years ago.

 

If I just fit the new housing I think it will still leak as the O ring has nowhere to seat properly.

 

Any suggestions guys....I was thinking of seating it on RTV silicon sealant to bridge the gap...the corrosion is about !mm deep at worse.

 

This engine has always had the correct Ford antifreeze as well from new.

 

Nick.


In Topic: How Do I Stick My Interior Mirror Back On.

06 December 2014 - 11:27 PM

Sound good thanks guys....