oh wish i had found this stream sooner. Would be a nice mod for the zx3.
Shouldn't matter as long as you put a bit of teflon tape on before screwing it in.Quick question for you guys...
Does it matter what the 1/8 NPT plug is made out of? I found a really nice countersunk one made from stainless steel. Most of the others I've come across are made from brass.
To do the stat housing? 1-2 hours tops, I don't know what the labor guide says but there's no way it could take longer than that.For anyone who bought the contour stat housing (from Steve, of course) and had a shop do it, how many hours labor were you looking at?
I'm considering having a local shop do timing belt & pulleys and water pump (with parts that I will be buying from Steve - promise!) and have a fair idea of labor hours for these. I just don't want to get soaked on the stat housing upgrade labor.
That's exactly what I was going to say.^^ I just dab some coolant dripping off of something and rub it around the gaskets. The glycol or whatever is in the coolant will lube the o-rings and gasket.
Yup, pretty typical failure there.Just for giggles, my old unit I just pulled out:
YS4Z*8592*AACould you please post part numbers and details for the Zetec one?
Yes it is.This still avail??
We haven't done anything with the brass plug, they're easy enough to find so it just makes my life a lot easier not having to keep track of non-oem parts.Best bet is going to be to call Steve at Tousley Ford. "To order from me just call 1-800-328-9552 and ask for Steve or use one of the methods below."
The parts in Reply 53 can still be added to the cart at Tousley, but he implied earlier that he had a kit that included the plugs and a solution for the Zetec, but neither of those got posted, so its probably best to call him.
I need to replace yet another thermostat housing (my third or 4th depending on how you look at it), but I'm procrastinating, so I don't want to bug him personally now.