I've had some Fords with that check valve too...
Seems to allow all the air bubbles to pass thru.
Good to see you too, Jim. And I gotta say, the new fuel system in your 540 is very impressive.
Yes, some really nice cars there at F40. But my wife won't let me buy that 427AC, even though there's enough equity in the house and 401ks. Maybe you'll have better luck with that '32 Ford coupe.
Ha, that 32 coupe was more than my 540 when new!
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<b><i>Dare to be different and stand out among the crowd of me-to-cars!</i></b>
<b><i>No guts, no glory!</i></b> <b>Tire smoke, not traction control!</b>
<b>Zionsville all aluminum radiator to replace the 3 leak prone Nissens Radiators!</b>
NOS Progressive 2 Stage Controller with port injection
Snow's Performance Methanol/Water Injection
Dinan downloads, VAC Under Drive Pulleys
Dinan Carbon Fiber CAI
Dinan Front Strut Bar
Electric Cooling Fan w/PWM controller
NGK Iridium Plugs
DDE Enhanced Angel Eyes, Smoked Lenses
Koni FSD's/H&R Springs, BAV Brass Caliper Bushings
Eisenmann Race Exhaust (from H8-Rain's car)
///M5 3.15 LSD
///M5 Sway Bars, Front & Rear
Energy Suspension Polyurethane Sway Bar Bushings
///M5 Gauge Cluster Rings ///M5 Lip Spoiler
///M5 Mirrors and Switches
Leather Z weighted shift knob (thanks H8-Rain)
Rogue “Octane” Short Shift kit w/WSR
Rogue Tranny Mounts
StopTech Brake Lines Front & Rear
Axxis Deluxe Plus pads Front & Rear
Staggered M Parallel 66, Xenons
Modified CDV, UGDO
Euro Storage Tray (thanks Zombywolf)
Redline in Diff and Tranny
Passport 8500 X50, Escort ZR3 Laser Jammer
G-Tech/Competition Pro Data Logger
Auto Enginuity OBD-II Scan Tool
25% Tint, X-Pel, LoJack
PIAA Driving Lights
BMW CCA Member Boston Chapter
Re: No muss, no Fuss DIY Thermostat Housing DIY
Euro, I'm reading your write up while my car is sitting on lift, portable heater is blasting hot air and I'm considering removing more clothes as I'm stating to sweat...just kidding.
You did a good job. I didn't use any sealant and I had no leaks. The only I'd do and if you haven't done it yet is to replace both radiator hoses, especialy if they're original.
Have a happy holidays!
1998 BMW 540i 6 speed
Arctic silver, M sport suspension (euro delivery), prod. date 05/98, non VANOS
Staggered 18" style 32 OEM wheels
3.15 open differential
AFE CAI with improved heat shield
VDO oil pressure and temperature gauges in place of headlight/fog switches
Powder coated valve covers-satin black
AEA DRL module (aftermarket daytime running lights)
1997 BMW 528iA
Alpine white, premium package, prod. date 04/97, single VANOS
Staggered 17" style 32 OEM wheels
AEA DRL module
Custom made sun blinds for rear seating area
2000 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner, AKA "The Work Horse"
Direct Lift Pro Park 8
Campbell Hausfeld 28 gallon oil lubricated air compressor
Newair ACP-1400H portable air conditioner and heater
Auto Enginuity scan tool with BMW enhanced option
Actron 9135 scan tool-for quick readouts