Re-inforced KV6 Thermostat Kit - 45/ZS/75/ZT (2.0 and 2.5 V6) - PEM101050
The KV6 Thermostat Housing commonly cracks with age, and starts to leak around the ultrasonic weld sealing the two halves together.
To combat this, we've used an Aerospace-grade steel epoxy resin to strengthen the join - by using it above and below the weld, there is no stress on the weld itself - therefore the lifespan of the item should be greatly increased.
This KV6 Thermostat also has the mounting ribs as pictured in the last photograph - these sit against the block, helping to prevent movement and subsequent abrasion of the lower O Ring.
Before the application of the steel epoxy, the area is carefully cleaned with alcohol, and then the surfaces are lightly scored to aid adhesion. The epoxy has a tensile strength of over 5000psi, and can withstand temperatures of up to 350 degrees Celsius.
If your V6-engined MG-Rover vehicle is losing coolant, the first thing to check is the thermostat assembly.
Remove the top engine cover and shine a torch down into the 'V' of the engine - you'll see the thermostat, and any coolant if it does happen to be leaking.
Replacement isn't too difficult - we recommend removing the plastic upper inlet manifold to make access a little easier. Make sure you have a litre or so of replacement coolant to hand, as you'll lose a little when changing this item.
Includes both pipes (curved pipe PEP103270 and straight pipe PEP101970) and all O Rings needed to fit.
You can now add:
- 2x Straight Pipe Securing Clips (PYC101320)
- Coolant Temperature Sensor (MEK000030) - if your thermostat is leaking, this will often be liquid damaged
- 2x Inlet Manifold Gaskets (LKJ100992) - Also available here - KV6 Inlet Manifold Gaskets
To add these items, select the appropriate item from the drop-down menu above.
|Fitment:||All KV6 Applications - 45 / 75 / ZS / ZT|
|Manufacturer:||OEM - MG, Re-inforced in-house by us|
|Notes:||Sourced directly from MG.|
Please note that we apply the steel epoxy resin to order - this takes around 12 hours to start to cure, at which point we can post.
As a result delivery times are usually 1 day longer than stated.