Will a Jaguar Thermostat Housing work in 2002-2005 Thunderbird?

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BillM

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if you are replacing the thermostat housing might want to look at all plastic under hood like the Y in the radiator house and the radiator plastic housings as well they are all the same age and been thru the same heat cycles. I had to go back in 3 times to get them fixed, not fun first time really not fun 3rd time. And while I was that deep replaced serpentine belt and water pump. In the long run might save you some money, and possible damage to the engine from over heating.
 
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After my thermostat housing exploded on my 2002 this fall, I did this job. The URO aluminum thermostat housing is a perfect fit. Make sure you choose the one with the correct mounting clip for attaching the wiring.. It should be up high on the filler neck. I purchased mine on ebay for $52.00 with a Waxstat thermostat included. The vendor stated it was not for my vehicle. It was advertised for a Jaguar 4.0. It looked identical so I took a shot. Replaced all the hoses and flange as well. All plastic was very soft and ready to cause more problems. The job can be done without removing the intake. I modified an 8mm box wrench to get at the bolts closest to the intake. A little time consuming, but better than having to remove it. Good luck.
 
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tbird

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After my thermostat housing exploded on my 2002 this fall, I did this job. The URO aluminum thermostat housing is a perfect fit. Make sure you choose the one with the correct mounting clip for attaching the wiring.. It should be up high on the filler neck. I purchased mine on ebay for $52.00 with a Waxstat thermostat included. The vendor stated it was not for my vehicle. It was advertised for a Jaguar 4.0. It looked identical so I took a shot. Replaced all the hoses and flange as well. All plastic was very soft and ready to cause more problems. The job can be done without removing the intake. I modified an 8mm box wrench to get at the bolts closest to the intake. A little time consuming, but better than having to remove it. Good luck.
Do you have an item id or ebay link?
 
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