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radiator hose engine inlet houseing won't seal?

douglas foster

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1984 C4 Gold coupe, Z51, 4+3 manual, BBS rims,
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I cleaned out my raditor front,and replaced all hoses,thermostat ect: Put new therm. gasket and torqued down,but inlet leakes. when i removed old gasket there was no sealer on it. Should i use some now?
 
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vette-dude

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Most likely the T-stat hsg. is warped or cracked. Easy fix is to purchase a new O-ring designed T-stat housing and install. Be careful when you tighten the bolts as you can warp or crack these also. I always put a flat washer under the head of the bolt even though it not suppose to require them. Tighten down to snug and 1/4 turn of the bolt and you are good to go. No sealer required with o-ring type t-stat hsg. and it is reusable.
 

G Winter

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NW Iowa
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1990 red convert 6 sp
Are you sure you have the thermostat installed the right direction? Also, it takes very little off center of the thermostat to cause the housing not to seat right.


Glenn
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LT4man

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96 Collectors Edition LT4
That is one beautiful looking 84!

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