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thermostat housing bolt snapped in lower intake

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer 911!' started by 00meangreenXLT, June 21, 2011.

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    1. 00meangreenXLT

      00meangreenXLT Active Member

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      hi, i was changing my thermostat and while tightening the bolts the head on one of them snapped...i took the housing back apart and now i'm stuck with this...

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      i've tried heating it up with a propane torch and using vice grips to clamp on it but they just slip right off, and there's not enough room to get a drill or anything like that in there, does anybody have any idea how i can get this stupid bolt out??
       
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      Blee1099 Evil Asian EF Vendor Moderator Emeritus

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      It has happened to alot of people.. What you wanna do is get a dremel tool or similar and cut a slot in the bolt so a slotted screwdriver back off the threads.. Once you get it out just go to the local parts store and get a replacement bolt.. It should be available in the Help aisle
       
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      thanks ill be giving that a try
       
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      If you have access to a welder you can weld a nut to whats left of the bolt, and the just turn it out with a socket, ive done that many times. It works great for seized bolts as well.
       
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      My neighbor tried that on his Blazer. Couldn't get it loose, couldn't even turn it.

      So I go over, and said "well of course you can't turn it, you also welded the nut to the thermostat housing, you dumbass..."
       

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