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  1. J

    Coolant temperature

    It wasn't an angle issue. The flange on the conversion top was not machined correctly. It was too large by about .030-inch and did not sit properly on the thermostat housing. Austekk realized that they had a batch of these that weren't “up to speed”, so they sent me a replacement that did fit.
  2. J

    Coolant temperature

    Finished the installation about two week ago. Had a problem with fitment of the Austekk conversion top. Ultimately Austekk sent me a replacement that did work. No leaks. Everything is working properly. Dash gauge issue has been resolved, it's back to showing the correct temperature. Temperature...
  3. J

    Coolant temperature

    Great. Thanks!
  4. J

    Coolant temperature

    Thanks for the info. If I understand this correctly though, by removing all the listed parts you were able to do the job without taking out the intake manifold?
  5. J

    Coolant temperature

    Donald, did you have to remove the intake manifold to install the thermostat housing or was it doable without manifold removal?
  6. J

    Coolant temperature

    I only experimented for about 20 minutes or so. Pressure did not drop during that time.
  7. J

    Coolant temperature

    I would think that if it was the fuel pump check valve then with the ignition off, the fuel pressure would rapidly go down to zero. In my case the fuel pressure holds steady at 58 psi. As far as the fuel pump goes, with the engine running it puts out 65 psi which according to Haynes is the...
  8. J

    Coolant temperature

    Got my Austekk housing today. Disassembled it, laid down a layer of RTV, and now waiting overnight for it to cure. In the interim I am planning to kill two birds with one stone. Have had a problem with the car not starting. Checked the plugs, they were in bad shape, so replaced them. That took...
  9. J

    Coolant temperature

    Got it. Thanks!
  10. J

    Coolant temperature

    Thank you for the info!
  11. J

    Coolant temperature

    Two years on the Austekk. Can't argue with success. To that end which RTV product did you use on your housing? Did you apply the RTV only between the two housing pieces to help seal them better or also at other locations? Thanks for the info!
  12. J

    Coolant temperature

    Received a response from Todd of Zabteck Performance to my inquiry about the hose angle on the thermostat housings. He indicated that a separate metal conversion top is available to go with the housing and that it should alleviate installation problems assuming they even occur. So I ordered the...
  13. J

    Coolant temperature

    I sent an email to Todd at Zabtech asking if there is a hose angle difference or any other variations between the Austekk threaded and clip-in housings. Will post his answer.
  14. J

    Coolant temperature

    Got it. I assume the clip on sensors are easier to install then the threaded ones or is it six of one and half dozen of the other?
  15. J

    Coolant temperature

    That write up on why thermostat housings leak was definitely an interesting read.
  16. J

    Coolant temperature

    Just one more question. I noticed that your car is a 1999 and as such probably used threaded sensors. Did you upgrade to an Austekk housing with threaded sensors or clip on sensors?
  17. J

    Coolant temperature

    Did you use the sensors provided with the housing?
  18. J

    Coolant temperature

    Thank you for all your assistance.
  19. J

    Coolant temperature

    Perhaps the Austekk housing is the way to go. What concerns me is that I've read a bit more about the Austekk and saw several comments relative to the fact that the radiator hose outlet on the upper half is most likely at a different angle than OEM. One recommendation was to utilize an existing...
  20. J

    Coolant temperature

    Thanks for your response. A lot of valuable information there. I did look at Rock Auto prior to posting and saw a listing for the Motorcraft sensor (switch) SW5174 which I believe communicates with the gauge in the dash. I did not see a listing for the Motorcraft engine coolant sensor which...
  21. J

    Coolant temperature

    I have a 2000 Explorer XLT with a 4.0L V6 SOHC engine. Want to replace the coolant temperature sensor which communicates with the PCM as well as the coolant temperature sender which provides a signal to the temperature gauge in the dash. These are threaded units. My preference is to replace...
  22. J

    Tachometer Problem

    2000LXS - Thanks for the link. This one works. It looks like it's more work then I expected, so it'll probably be a few weeks before I do anything. Just finished installing new intake manifold gaskets to alleviate cold idling problem. That was a success, but I need a break. markcoronado...
  23. J

    Tachometer Problem

    Problem with link Thanks for the info. Unfortunately there is a problem with the link you gave me. I get a message that says "Sorry, the page you were looking for could not be found".
  24. J

    Tachometer Problem

    I have a tachometer problem on a 2000 Explorer XLT, V6 SOHC. It works intermittently. Sometimes the needle sits at zero, and then all of a sudden it jumps and reads the RPM for a few minutes, before going back to zero. I don’t think it’s a sensor problem because I have a Scan Gauge...
  25. J

    Impact Sockets

    The Missing Socket The 8 piece HF set does not have an 18mm socket. Some of the larger sets have it. I had the same problem with the 8 piece Sunex sets, so for deep metric I bought a 13 piece set which included an 18mm and 12mm sockets missing in the smaller set.
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