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4.0 SOHC Metal Thermostat Housing Comparison

Discussion in 'Under the Hood' started by 4pointslow, June 1, 2018.

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  1. koda2000

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    RA also sells electrical connectors if that's your only issue.
     
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  3. SidCharming

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    Curious... I am not finding the Simmons Autosports version, but found this one LINK
    this is my second option of metal I found LINK2
    My ride 2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Gas

    Is it me or does the first linked item look like your pictured one @donalds?
     
  4. 4pointslow

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    I can tell by looking since I have both of them.
    The first link is to a Austek version.
    The second link is the Simons autosports version.
     
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  5. donalds

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    I'm pretty sure both will fit fine just preference
    The Simmons is better because it's one piece
    Yes I run the austekk first link

    Compare this to what's in your explorer
    2005 ford explorer metal thermostat housing - Google Search
    Zabteck Performance - Austekk Aluminum Thermostat Housings
     
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    Choose your poison, LOL
    Either way your better off than the plastic one.
    I just had my last plastic one start leaking and I replaced it with aluminum.
    This was on my beater 1998 4 door with 312,000 miles. LOL
     
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  9. JohnH55

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    I got a question about the Austek one. I know that the 4.0 L SOHC engine for before 7/24/2000 has a upper radiator hose outlet that is taller/ high angle then the ones, from after 7/24/2000. I bought a plastic one to get me by for awhile on my 2001 explorer sport that was made 9/1/2000, so it has the lower angle upper radiator hose outlet. Does the Austek have the lower angle upper part or the lower angle one?? I want a metal one to replace the 18 dollar one i bought. This photo shows it. On the left is the post 7/24/2000 low angle upper radiator hose outlet. On the right is the pre 7/24/2000 higher angle upper radiator hose outlet.

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    Yes they make one e mail them :)
     
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    I put in a Simmons Auto housing in my 2010 Explorer a year ago. Probably has 15k miles on it. No problems.
     

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