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Angry V6 Thermostat Housing

Anyone else a little pissed that this little piece of crap hasn't been recalled yet? I replaced it at 80k miles a few years back when it started leaking. Welp, the sucker is leaking again.

Noticed my temperature spike while driving to work one day and pulled over immediately. Was low on coolant, so I filled it back up and continued to work. Didn't really look until I got back home and found fluid right on top of the thermostat housing. (nothing on the ground in the work parking lot, if I lost fluid; it was on the road back home) I don't feel like I should have to replace this damn thing frequently. And I honestly don't know who in their right mind would make a piece of plastic in control of the temperature of an engine. I'm at 127k now with no issues other than a bad alternator. Anything else was driver error.

Is there anything we can do to get some kind of feedback from Ford on this? If a part is only going to last 40k miles when the car is near stock, I want some kind of explanation. Maybe I'm the only one who feels this way about it-but I think it's a bunch of crap and needs some looking into.

This and the filter for the gas tank in pre 07 (I think). I've seen ways to fix it, but after 09: the issue was resolved-from what I can tell-completely.

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I'm gonna put this in the tech section for the 2005-2010's...



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You have a high post count, I assume you are aware of an aluminum replacement? As I recall, they sell them on ebay.

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I put the aluminum one on my '07 so I wouldn't have to worry about it anymore.

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mine was bad when i bought the car, ordered an aluminum one off of amazon. No issues since and have not read of anyone else having problems with the aluminum one. I agree with you on the plastic one but as long as it lasts until the warranty runs out most auto makers stay with what is the least expensive
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Ford has a history of plastic coolant and air intake parts that give us headaches.

I replaced the lower half of my coolant outlet on my 06' two years ago at about 100,000 miles.

I stayed with the plastic design simply because of cost; $60 compared to $175 for the aluminium. And it is a simple fix. However, if I have another leak I will kick myself for pinching pennies. Fingers crossed.

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I know of the aluminum alternative. I'm just erked about how it is so cheaply made. Whether it's at 2k miles or 200k miles. If the car is cared for properly, things should last much better than this certain one.

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