okay, the pitting was bad enough to let it leak past the seal, I seem to have found the housing and the cover since both are pitted. but at around 80 for both I might try something first... I also seem to have stumbled across a paper gasket that sits between the housing and neck to aid in the sealing for this exact problem. I am going to order that or just do what i've done before when I was missing a gasket for a stat housing, thin cardboard paper and some rtv very lightly coated on the paper. fingers crossed. it's only loosing a little coolant till it gets warmed up then it stops dripping.
yeah, but I like to do the whole thing when I do it, , I want to re do the whole audio setup all the way down to deadner in the doors and roof. got a lot of other things that I need to clear off the "needs done" list before I can start doing the "I want this" list.