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4.0 SOHC Metal Thermostat Housing Comparison


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I looked up the sensors for an 02 and I had actually found them before when I was trying to find it but the connecter doesn't look like it will line up, one of the ridges? the part that slides in the grooves on the plug is offset on the ones for the 98 and centered on the 02. I dont suppose you would know of any ideas to work around that, I really dont want to put another plastic one in.
RA also sells electrical connectors if that's your only issue.
 

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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?
 


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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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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?
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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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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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.

Thanks,
John

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Hello everyone.
I have a douh. My trucks engine is 4.0 L 6 Cylinders OHV or soch? I have ada Explorer 2000 4 wd. I will send a picture.
I woul apreiciate it.

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no estoy seguro de lo que me estás preguntando

usted tiene un motor ohv
 


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Appreciate the posts on the plastic to aluminum TStat housing swap.
In 2019Aug, I installed an aluminum TStat on my 2001 Ex Sport Trac, no leaks so far..
Link to my write up: Coolant ThermoStat Housing
Thanks, D

Old Plastic TStat Housing Assembly: Note Stains From Seam Leaks & BrokenTab On EnginFlange


New Aluminum TStat Housing Assembly, Preparation, Install


 
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Why are your pictures moving/changing?
 




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That's cool! Keep us informed on the durability of the two piece aluminum upper.
A few have used RTV between them and have had no problems so far.
Its interesting to see what works and what doesn't.
 


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