thermostat housing??

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Re: thermostat housing??

Post by ARCHINSTL » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:23 pm

marlinh wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:11 am
It's dissimilar metal corrosion, very common. When you put it back together (whether you replace the housing or not) a film of silicone on the threads of the bolts helps prevent this in the future.
Now, I'm not dissing the idea of using silicone, but I always use Permatex regular antiseize (other similar brands would be OK as well) on ALL threaded fasteners when replacing them.
Opinions on silicone v. antiseize?
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Re: thermostat housing??

Post by marlinh » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:53 pm

Sometimes antiseize makes it too slippery and it is easy to over tighten and strip aluminum housings. Everyone has their favourite application, basic theory don't put the bolts in dry.

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Re: thermostat housing??

Post by rer233 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:23 pm

I'm def. an anti seize guy too- just don't go too crazy on the re-assembly torque. Stuff makes it REAL easy to get it apart the next time.
if it aint there, there's a good chance it won't break!
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