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crjohnson

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In Topic: Alloy Thermostat housing - bottom entry style

19 January 2019 - 07:16 PM

BTW the part number for this alloy housing is 11060AA260


In Topic: Alloy Thermostat housing - bottom entry style

19 January 2019 - 07:14 PM

g'day gents,

I checked out the FB25 thermostat housing (i grabbed it off a 2014 forester), it looks work-able! It bolts straight up to the standard bottom entry water pump and is not far off pointing in the same direction. 

 

Its a bit longer, but i reckon there is enough length in it to allow me to cut and shut it to be the same as the normal plastic housing. it also isn't quite pointing horizontal, it would actually point slightly downwards when bolted in the car. 

 

Clearance to the 2.5i exhaust is actually slightly less (remember i have 10mm spacers under this manifold), so the gap as gone from about 8mm to 6mm. I'm pretty comfortable with this though and keen to try it! 

 

 

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19 January 2019 - 06:19 AM

There's 1 on Facebook subie sales right now, $100, done a few kms though

In Topic: Alloy Thermostat housing - bottom entry style

18 January 2019 - 07:46 AM

haha i'm surprised that suggestion took so long.. (or the whole "put a wrx motor in it blah blah") Yes i agree but i only put this new genuine pump (good cast impeller) on about 15000km ago when the whole engine was rebuilt. Didn't particularly want to go that route just yet.. It may happen though! 

 

Also the extra nipple is not required, I was going to plug that up with a grub screw.. 

 

FWIW i'm going to check out using an FB20/25 housing, they are bottom entry, cast alloy. The angle of the dangle doesn't quite look right but might be easy enough to cut, rotate and weld. $10 from the wreckers! Fingers crossed the bolt spacing is pretty close.. 


In Topic: Alloy Thermostat housing - bottom entry style

18 January 2019 - 07:29 AM

haha secret plans? tell tell tell!

 

Mine is to use a 2.5i manifold which wraps around the front of the sump and make a custo up and down pipe for my turbo. I'll change the sump and have got some 10mm thick spacers (exhaust gasket shape) to slightly lower the exhaust manifold already. With the spacers i've got about 10mm clearance to the thermostat, i'm half tempted to just make a thin heat shield for the gap and leave it.. If i keep an eye on it i'll be able to see if its going to be a problem and easily keep a spare plastic housing on hand. 

 

Also yea these housing might be a USDM thing. 

 

Another option which I cbf with really is to make an alloy housing.. could be done with some plate and tube or a solid billet style!