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Thermostat Housing V2

MastuhWaffles

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So awhile ago I made a post about my thermostat housing and thermostat essentially kicking the bucket.

Well after replacing it I haven't had any issues until last Sunday. The cheap plastic new one split at the seams where the two halves are molded together and started leaking coolant. Luckily, I was on the highway and it was raining and very cool outside so I was able to limp it home having to balance the heat and speed.

This time around though, I ditched the plastic cheap housings and got a metal one, it wasn't cheap but I think it will be well worth it. (I'm curious on how it will handle heat vs plastic), and today I installed it.

It came with gaskets and such, and I added a little RTV just to be sure.






 


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Where did you turn up a metal one?

I think my parent's put 2 plastic ones in their Explorer while they had it.
 

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That eBay item states it is not compatible with a Ranger. I guess it fit yours OK though.
 

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That eBay item states it is not compatible with a Ranger. I guess it fit yours OK though.
Well that was because he said Explorer, but I got mine for the Ranger. I would think that even if it was an Explorer it would be the same with the 4.0L as it's on the same chassis.
 

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