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.
have a happy hump day!
2006 Mustang V6 Pony Package Vista Blue with a 5-speed (Michele)
Go: BBK 70mm throttle body, BBK CAI, single custom exhaust (maxflow muffler) with polished 4" tip, SCT Tuner w/ 91 RT, SR TB Spacer, Custom made cold air bucket, Spec Stage II Clutch and SF66A Flywheel
Show: White rocker stripes, Kaenen Mach 1 Style hood, painted underhood parts/covers, Muffler tip, white stripes after heat reduction ports.
Own but not insalled- Polished Shorty Headers
Future-looking for 2007-08 F150