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looks like it may be a good upgrade from fords "PLASTIC EVERYTHING" cooling system components
I agree. It comes with a stant tstat and sensor. Someone said the price was high for what it is but if you subtract the tstat and sensor cost it comes to around $100 for the housing unit alone.

I'm thinking either polish it to a brushed machined finish or p- coat it some funky color to make it standout!

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There are some aluminum with 2 sensor ports, but the sensors are a different mounting style. That was the first mod we did with our current 2003. I’ll try to send a picture later today.
keep in mind the 2003’s use different coolant than all previous years which cannot be mixed.
 

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So I remember how I worked this.
Called massive speed who makes these. They have two units (a 1 sensor port and a 2 sensor ports).


Tell them you need a two sensor port. Then you need to order sensors and an outlet. Their outlet is aluminum, but it is straight. You need to buy a plastic outlet (low cost at a autozone, advanced auto, etc.) for a previous year escort zx2. It may sound like a waste, but it is absolutely not. The corrosion & associated leaks come from the housing to the head, not from the outlet to the housing.
 

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So I remember how I worked this.
Called massive speed who makes these. They have two units (a 1 sensor port and a 2 sensor ports).


Tell them you need a two sensor port. Then you need to order sensors and an outlet. Their outlet is aluminum, but it is straight. You need to buy a plastic outlet (low cost at a autozone, advanced auto, etc.) for a previous year escort zx2. It may sound like a waste, but it is absolutely not. The corrosion & associated leaks come from the housing to the head, not from the outlet to the housing.
Thanks for clearing that up!

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I owe you a picture of ours.
Yes, it is small, but they drilled it open prior to shipping per my request.
Just so we're clear, if you want this to work on a zetec engine you have to do 2 things A) Request the 2 sensor model and B) Request that they drill out the sensor port?

BTW which port needs to be drilled?

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What size is it?
Generally the sensor ports are pipe thread sizes, 1/8 or 1/4 most commonly. Possibly one could research a sensors with the smaller thread size and find one with the same electrical characteristics as the larger stock one, and simply get one of the former.
 

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So we finally got the head bolted back on yesterday, which reminded me of the pictures(s) I promised…
Again, ask MassiveSpeedSystem.com to drill out and tap the housing for a ZX2 (with the larger lower sensor port). Then purchase a plastic outlet neck and sensors from the earlier model ZX2 (threaded sensors/not clip in sensors). The threaded sensors will not leak like the slip n’ clip sensors.
 

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