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maxo
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From: Fresno, CA
Registered: Jan 2002

posted 02-21-2002 12:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for maxo   Click Here to Email maxo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do all aftermarket chrome w/o-ring housings leak? That's what local wisdom says. Are there any brands that are better than others? Mine leaks and is getting worse and I need to do something soon (today) about it. I'm thinking it might be better to get a stock type or should I risk chrome again?
Thanks Max

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-21-2002 12:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yup. I've always just used the stock ones. A friend of mine tried about five different style chrome ones, before he finally gave up.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
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70SportsRoof
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From: Phoenix, AZ
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 02-21-2002 12:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stick with a stock one. I used a Motorsport chrome one on my '70 351. It had the O-ring, never leaked there, but about 1 1/2 years later the housing was corroding so bad it started to leak. I put the stock one on and hasn't leaked since.

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
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posted 02-21-2002 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
YES!!

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blown 351
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From: Seattle, Wa. 98258
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posted 02-21-2002 03:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for blown 351   Click Here to Email blown 351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
same deal with oil pans

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-21-2002 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by blown 351:
same deal with oil pans

Absolutely! I have one headed for ebay as soon as I clean it up!

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
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