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Metal vs Plastic Thermostat?

Thread in 'General Information' started by Noviastar, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. Noviastar

    Noviastar Member 1st Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Hi, well 4 days into being a new owner and the main problem crops up. The plastic Thermostat is leaking from just about everywhere. Thanks to the forum for having a lot of discussions on coolant leeks!

    Now i've noticed a few places on the internet that a Aluminum thermostat body is available. I'm wondering if people have experience with those. Or do ya just go plastic and replace them more often?

    i got the truck for a good deal so i"m not worried spending a bit more on a part that will hopefully last longer. Any advice on the part?
     
  2. carlthess40

    carlthess40 Member

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    If it’s a 4.6 ford. The have a updated intake with the cooling tubes and thermostat housing in that’s all aluminum but the intake is still out of plastic
     
  3. swshawaii

    swshawaii Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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