Thermostat housing?


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Thermostat housing?

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Hey guys, in the process of changing the oring and thermostat housing. By the time i managed to get the housing out I lost the orientation of the molded shield in the housing. I think it's towards the right front but not sure, any input appreciated.
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I had the same issue. I could not find a reference in the service manual. I’m interested to see if someone has the answer.
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Funny that Crusty one should reply,,, exactly what the stat oring is lol


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Have you tried to set the thermostat in place? You may find it will only fit one way. Some autos I have worked on were like that. I have never had mine off. You could also check to see if there are any scratches that line up between the two parts if you set it back in place. You only have three possibilities.
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Are you suggesting the bolt hole spacing is unequal and the housing will only line up one way? That may indeed be the case. I just don’t recall. It’s been a month and I’ve slept since then lol.

Scratch that. I saved the old housing and measured the hole spacing. All three are exactly the same so it should fit in any of three positions. I’m not sure it makes a difference but I positioned the thermostat at 3 and 9 o’clock and put the housing on with the deflector at the rear.
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Crusty, have you ridden the bike since your install?
I chevked as well, the housing will mount in any position as will the stat.
It just bothers me that the housing has that deflector when nothing else is oriented.
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First ride today. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
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Cool looking forward to your opinion.
I road my bike for the first time last year march 13 after buying it the previous fall.
Last year was an early spring this year tons a snow around and the roads are filthy.
Pic is last year mar13.


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I had a look as well, at parts manuals, Honda service manuals, even some eBay listings of the part, I wasn't able to find ANYWHERE that listed the orientation of it.

It's possible that ridge inside will line up with the thermostat only if it is properly aligned - so you can't fasten it down fully if it's not correct. Either that, or it's meant to push against the thermostat and help keep it in place? Just my guesses.
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Test ride went well. Rode 20 miles highway and 5 miles stop and go. It behaved 100% normal in my opinion. Temp ran about 1/4 while riding. Once I got home I let it idle in the drive, cooling fan kicked on just a hair over half. No coolant leaks finally.
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The stat rests in a groove down in the oring, so below flush of the housing.
I placed the stat against the housing without the oring so its closer than it would be installed and there is no interference.
Im gonna review the parts again and wait for Crusty1's opinion.

Edit missed your post.
Happy to read no leaks!
Probably gonna use your set up, thanks!
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Just as a followup I installed the stat and housing the same as Crusty1 with the same result.
Because there is nothing to indicate orientation of install, plus everything clears everything and there isnt any print on a specific orientation it probably doesnt matter,,,
AS LONG AS IT DOESNT LEAK!!! :D


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