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There'* a thermostat seal AND a thermostat housing gasket. Are both used?

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Yes.

The thermostat seal is used to seal the thermostat as it'* installed, giving you one way flow. The housing gasket is used to seal the housing so you don't get leaks onto your engine
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THANK YOU lash!!!

And if anyone asked, I was prepared to say "2000 Bonneville SE" even though that would have been a lie.
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no, a gasket is not used

i never had one, before or after i changed mine
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Originally Posted by toastedoats
no, a gasket is not used

i never had one, before or after i changed mine
Really?!?

2000+ does not use a housing gasket? 'Cause that'* the first I've heard that.
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no, a gasket is not used

i never had one, before or after i changed mine
Really?!?

2000+ does not use a housing gasket? 'Cause that'* the first I've heard that.
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but you can...
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but you can...
you CAN, but GM didnt feel it was necessary, and therefore i dont either
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I had a gasket on mine and replaced with gasket and was fine.I say use it.
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Mine didn't come with a paper gasket, and I haven't used one. I hate scraping gaskets, and swapping the 180 and 195 as temps change would make that a pain!

I haven't experienced any leaks.
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