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My 96 Duratec has a rusted steel coolant elbow and I want to replace it. It is located below the water pump. I have not been able to locate one on line or at my local parts store. Am I stuck with the Ford Dealer or a bone yard? Does anyone know where i can get one? Also, What is it typically called.?

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i need one too but i hear they are very expensive i am going to see if i can make one or find a way to coat it really good before it does break
 

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It's a $250 part. $5 worth of radiator hose and zip ties is all you need. OR if you want to get fancy, bend some copper pipe to the right shape and go from there.
 

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That is outragous. I am going to the bonyard. I maybe able to paint it with Por-15. But i am not sure if it will take the heat.

I just need the steel pipe. Copper is a good idea. Just need to match the correct diameter. the bend radius seems tight relatively tight.

interested to know how others may have dealt with such an issue.

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It's a $250 part. $5 worth of radiator hose and zip ties is all you need. OR if you want to get fancy, bend some copper pipe to the right shape and go from there.[/b]
 

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POR 15 will take the heat. Needs to be well prepped though.

You could sweat some copper fittings together maybe?
 

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I'd think a guy could make a couple of strategic cuts on the existing pipe and use silicone radiator hose to create the part for less or bend copper and create the part for less than $60.


Copper is pretty easy to bend and you can rent or buy a copper pipe bender for cheap.
 
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