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Date:         Fri, 21 Nov 2003 17:34:28 -0800
Reply-To:     Mike Pedersen <mikeped@SHAW.CA>
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From:         Mike Pedersen <mikeped@SHAW.CA>
Subject:      88 thermostat leak
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I just changed out the waterpump on an '88 automatic. Also changed some hoses, t-stat, and both temp senders. Upon startup, the waterpump to thermostat housing hose was leaking. Fixed that with some "real" stainless steel Tridon hoseclamps, not the useless green VW ones. It was also leaking at the joint at the t-stat housing body to housing top. There was not an o-ring in there when I took it apart, but a little geeking around on the net indicates that one (or two) should be present. I know it's a ~$1 part, but no, I'm not going to buy one from the local VW parts department or list vendors, since time is of the essence. ( I live in an place where it takes two ferries to get here, and there ain't no local VW dealer.) Can someone tell me if the ring goes on the top or bottom of the t-stat. My guess is top. If any one has a spare (034 121 119) could you tell me what the I.D and thickness is? Also if there are any painted coloured bands on it. (This may help indicated o-ring material, buna or nitrile).


Mike Pedersen Powell River, BC

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