Thermostat "o" ring?
auditude at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 12:05:23 EST 2006
Yes, your o-ring is deformed and was originally round. My CQ was
leaking at that o-ring and I opted to replace the o-ring and leave the
thermostat because it was working fine and was more than $30 extra
than I needed to spend that day. =)
My o-ring looked the same as you describe. I got one from Pep Boys
for a dollar or so.
Of course, after fixing that I blew the old crusty PS hose from moving
the pump out of the way. Fixed that too.
"Feelstranger" <feelstranger at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Folks, just pulled my thermostat and found that the sealing gasket was a square edged ring - not an o ring. However, all the usual sources indicate it is an o ring.
> The way the housing fits to the gasket seems like it is designed for the original flat sided gasket, not an o ring.
> I suppose it is *possible* that what I pulled out *was* an oring when it went in, and has reformed it self under stress.
> What's the deal?
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