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97 SOHC thermostat question

tc11362

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My 97 Explorer (168,000, orig owner) has never needed to have the thermostat replaced. I have no heat/cooling related issues. However, I noticed a small amount of coolant seeping out of the housing, nothing major. My question is....1) should I just let it be?
2)should I replace rubber gasket or both gasket and thermostat?

Thanks guys......Tom
 
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aldive

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I personally don't like it when things leak, no matter the amount.

If it were mine, I would replace the T stat and O ring. You definitely got your money's worth out of the old one.

Good luck...
 
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tc11362

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Thanks Al for the prompt response
 
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