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THERMOSTAT HOUSING

Post by Doug G » Wed Sep 26, 2012 0:41

Why is the THERMOSTAT HOUSING on my mini moke corroding away?
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Re: THERMOSTAT HOUSING

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:19

On the inside or outside?
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Re: THERMOSTAT HOUSING

Post by Doug G » Wed Sep 26, 2012 22:39

Nigel(no top)Sykes wrote:On the inside or outside?
At the junction where it goes into the hose.

There is a swelling under the hose at the jubilee clip and also just where the housing enters the hose.
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Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Thu Sep 27, 2012 18:26

Aye, they all do that
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Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Thu Sep 27, 2012 18:27

(Is that any help?)
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Re: THERMOSTAT HOUSING

Post by Robin Jones » Thu Sep 27, 2012 19:05

Nigel(no top)Sykes wrote:Aye, they all do that
NIgel,
If you can keep a straight face while saying that, almost any Chrysler stealership will hire you as service mangler. :lol:
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Re: THERMOSTAT HOUSING

Post by Doug G » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:28

Nigel(no top)Sykes wrote:Aye, they all do that
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Re: THERMOSTAT HOUSING

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:49

You could always take it off, clean it thoroughly and then lacquer it to prevent corrosion!.... Or not
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Re: THERMOSTAT HOUSING

Post by Doug G » Sat Sep 29, 2012 19:22

Nigel(no top)Sykes wrote:You could always take it off, clean it thoroughly and then lacquer it to prevent corrosion!.... Or not
Does lacquering really stop the corrosion?
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Re: THERMOSTAT HOUSING

Post by Robin Jones » Sat Sep 29, 2012 19:53

The problem with lacquer, anoidizing, hard coating, painting etc, is that as soon as the protective surface is compromised, it'll start corroding from under the coating lifting it off. (We used to try all sorts of coatings on aluminum and none ever held up in the harsh conditions found in soft drink and beer packaging plants)
Me? I would clean it up as best as I could, smear on some dielectric grease, and call it a day.
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Re: THERMOSTAT HOUSING

Post by Doug G » Sat Sep 29, 2012 22:46

The question that does arise is why do they make them out of such carp unsuitable material?
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Re: THERMOSTAT HOUSING

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:32

It's not the material that's fishy..... Probably more due to unsuitable fluids being placed in it by the end user sir.
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Re: THERMOSTAT HOUSING

Post by Doug G » Sun Sep 30, 2012 16:26

Nigel(no top)Sykes wrote:It's not the material that's fishy..... Probably more due to unsuitable fluids being placed in it by the end user sir.
You mean like fresh water? :(
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Re: THERMOSTAT HOUSING

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Sun Sep 30, 2012 19:16

Any anti freeze in it ?
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Re: THERMOSTAT HOUSING

Post by Robin Jones » Sun Sep 30, 2012 22:55

NIgel,
When Doug sees freezing temps, we're all gonna be nothing more than Ice chips. :lol:
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Antifreeze might mot be a bad idea. Most should have some lubricant for the waterpump and some anti corrosion protection. Clean up what you have and try running a weak antifreeze/water mixture.
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