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29 Jul 2021 02:19 #43589 by Pwestphal
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Thermostat replacement. The thermostat seems to have a fair amount of play within the housing. Should it have a rubber gasket to make it secure?

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29 Jul 2021 12:52 #43598 by Curt Schulze
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There wasn't one when it was new. Possibly you have the wrong t-stat

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29 Jul 2021 23:30 #43606 by Pwestphal
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I purchased thermostat from you. The old one had play as well. See how deep recess is, not a snug fit. Thinking a rubber gasket would help.
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29 Jul 2021 23:50 #43607 by Curt Schulze
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It is my opinion that the cylinder head is rotted out. You might be able to get the head machined and refit with a ring with the correct inset. Personally I would invest in a new head.

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30 Jul 2021 03:12 - 30 Jul 2021 03:14 #43609 by mikespeed35
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I tried using a large "0" ring to take up the space and it didn't stay in position. Then I used something else but don't remember what it was. Maybe RTV. Curt is right, your thermostat housing looks very corroded. That is usually a sign of what the interior of the head looks like. If you aren't going to remove the head now I would buy one and have it ready for the future.
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30 Jul 2021 05:36 #43611 by 1748 S
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Agreed. Machining this for a snug fit wont change whats happening internally to your head. Sorry but it appears to be new head time..


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