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Ive had a minor coolant leak for a while but it seems to be getting a bit worse so time to sort it out..... apparantly its leaking from the thermostat housing and a new one is needed.

Im waiting for the garage to get back to me with a price but just wondered if it was something I could do myself... anyone know how hard it is to do?

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yep.

You'll need to replace the coolant lost - which is £15 from Halfords.

I allways use a dab of that orange silicon sealant - £2

Best put a new Thermostat and seal in there - £7.

Note: You might not need a new housing - it could just be the seal behind it... £20 you say? New?

Jules

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its only held on by 3 Allan bolts and two hoses attach to it.

its probably only the seal thats gone,but if you can afford it I would change the lot,get new allan bolts for it too.

it took me about 30 mins to change one,the only awkward bit is getting the coolant pipes off,as the clamps require a special tool really, to compress them,but it can be done with a good pair of pliers.

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