So I have a question. What is the torque that is supposed to be used when tightening the three long bolts that attach the housing to the motor? The Focus housing is supposed to be 15 ft lb's I believe, but what is the torque spec for the Contour housing I wonder? The Focus housing has metal inserts where the bolts pass through, Is the same thing true for the Contour housing? If not, I would think that less torque would be required so as to not crack the housing.
When I install stuff like that I use a short 1/4 inch drive ratchet so it's very hard to over tighten things.I didn't even torque mine. I tightened by feel and it was fine. If you don't wrench the F out of it, it will be fine. Torquing down lug nuts and flywheel bolts is way more important than a t-stat housing...
Should plug right in.Just nabbed a stat housing out of a wrecked '98 Contour...main o-ring looks a little suspect though. My SVT, after sitting over a year dry, leaked like hell out of the bottom plug!
One question...the electrical plug to the temp sensor...does the SVT plug fit directly on the Contour sensor?