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Old 04-12-2013, 09:50 PM   #2
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2003 L-Series 3.0L Sedan
Default Re: Corroded Pipe for Thermostat and Housing?

If I'm not mistaken, L300 3.0L V6 engines are the same as Vue 3.0L V6 engines so the thermostat, housing, and extension outlet pipe running to the front of the engine should be in the same place. If my presumptions are correct then there's one bolt holding the extension pipe from engine vibration, the oil dipstick clamp? See if you can talk to your mechanic to free the extension pipe. The pipe simply slips over the t-stat housing outlet and seals with two simple O-rings. Once the oil dipstick clamp bolt is removed the extension pipe is free to remove. Corrosion won't weld the pipe to the t-stat housing if I'm not mistaken. Your mechanic may not see this clearly.

I replaced my t-stat several years ago.................

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