Thermostat housing/bend

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Doug G
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Re: Thermostat housing/bend

Post by Doug G » Wed May 14, 2014 21:08

spider wrote:
Doug G wrote:
Tim wrote:Why? You're not using seawater as coolant are you? The thermostat housings are cheap, so that its not too painful to replace them every 10-20 years.

Tim

This one has lasted less than 5 years. :shock: :shock: :shock:
It's possible that the water that you are mixing with your coolant has a very high or very low pH and that'll do it for sure.
That's a consideration.
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Re: Thermostat housing/bend

Post by Tim » Wed May 14, 2014 23:41

Using plain water rather than a water/coolant mix will speed it up too. I have to admit that for many years I just used tap water, but coolant does keep the rust out of it much longer (or maybe the bright green dye just makes it harder to notice).

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Re: Thermostat housing/bend

Post by Doug G » Thu May 15, 2014 12:56

I will replace the tap water with coolant.
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