LS V8 Overheating

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    Well, in addition to the more plastic cooling system, you did get more horsepower, better timing chain guides/tensioners, a better clockspring, and a few hundred other improvements.
     
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    Hmm, Sorry Scottman, I think he's now calling me lucky the one with the '05 :rolleyes:
     
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    Right!
     
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    Well the parts arrived on Thursday and since my shop wanted $400 to do the job I decided to do it myself. The leak was in the thermostat housing and I installed the metal one from Rockauto and it is excellent. The tip on the wrench proved invaluable... attached is a photo of mine. Thanks for all the help!

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      That Jaguar Thermostat Housing is a million times better than the Original and glad to see the wrench trick helped...looks good! Thanks for the updates
       
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      Another reason to change the themostat housing is that if fails internally. Here is the failure mode of one on a 70K mile 2006 model LS. No leaks, just overheats like a MoFo. The boss that the thermostat pin pushes against collapses causing it to not fully open. Compare the pics of a brand new part to the 70K mile failed part.
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        Joe, have you kept any track of how many times you've answered this?:)

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          No, I don't want to know.
           
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            Pretty much repeated over and over by many on this forum.


            I can tell you came across my procedure write-up's ... hope and glad it was of use.

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              Oh stop it, you tease! ;)
               
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                Hey Rigs I'm finally graduating to a 2006 V8 silver with black interior I'll be posting pic soon
                 
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                ^ nice! I remember the all black leather interior on our 03 (R.I.P.),
                it was indeed nice to drive in. an '06 should do you well, best of luck.
                 
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