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When I was looking a few years ago nothing was cheap other than direct replacement.

I finally got mine to seal so I don’t want to rock the boat.
 


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Knock on wood... I think I got it! Maybe it was the full 36 hour cure time on the RTV that was key but I ran it for 20 minutes last night and it hasn't leaked a drop.

I may look at replacing the housing anyway if there's one threaded for a temp sensor. A quick look last night revealed a bunch. I have that stupid T fitting in the lower intake where the heater hose connects to and the temp sensor screws into that. The T fitting itself is 3/4 diameter so I have to use a piece of 3/4 hose and a reducer to get down to 5/8... it would be nice to have just a 5/8 barb fitting there to shorten up the whole assembly.

Clutch seems to be working better, a drive around town will confirm that.
 

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Do you have the 90* housing or the other one?

Mine is the 90*, I can never remember if the application for the one with the port is for a SN95 Mustang or Explorer but the thermostats are different between them too.
 

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Nope... mine's the 45* housing. I think it came with the engine (89 Crown Vic) but it's been a while and I may have robbed it off something else.
 


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