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Old 05-24-2005, 09:02 AM   #21
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The 180 t stat will only help your car run cooler. It has only that one purpose.

Let'* hit a quick review.
Follow the hose from the top d/* of radiator to the engine. Where it connects is the waterneck (aka t stat housing). On that housing are two 10mm bolts. When you try and turn them COUNTER clock wise, you are breaking sockets.

Where in Kansas are you? There may be another member close that can assist.

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He needs to try some liquid wrench....otherwise he should cut the heads off the bolts and use an EZ-OUT to get 'em out....I snapped the t-stat bolts off my old car, however before messing with it any further I took it to a mechanic and said "Here, it'* your problem if you damage my manifold"

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I still can't believe that those little 10 mm head bolts are causing sockets to snap. LOL.

Sorry for the triple/quadruple posting!
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The 180 t stat will only help your car run cooler. It has only that one purpose.

Let'* hit a quick review.
Follow the hose from the top d/* of radiator to the engine. Where it connects is the waterneck (aka t stat housing). On that housing are two 10mm bolts. When you try and turn them COUNTER clock wise, you are breaking sockets.

Where in Kansas are you? There may be another member close that can assist.

Let'* call in backup!
oooooooooooo counter clockwise...lol j/k
neways at about 3am I got them loose, they finally GAVE up there fight, so I'll replace the t-stat today, thanks everyone.
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well i thought I had them loose, one is still ultra tight. I cant believe this obviously no one else can either

anyways i am in Augusta, KS in butler county 10 miles east of wichita, so if anyone can help or have a solution thats in a close vicinity please let me know. :(
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twister97 wouldve been able to, but he'* not in kansas any more
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LOL this proves two things...

1...Im a car addict
2...Kansas is so boring that even though I am here only temporarily Im still doing work on this car!

I reiterate, if theres anyone in kansas or NE Oklahoma that can help, please speak up
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check the memberlist by state/area.

Foote... you are a maniac!!! breaking t stat bolts. And it'* late evening buddy (2 day training class)
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SUCESS!!! Rotten day turned great after 7:30pm...My bonne weighed in a 3400 lbs on a truck scale and I finally got my thermostat changed. I had to go to sears and get an impound socket to get the bolts loose but they finally gave up completely. Thanks for all the help everyone.
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About damn time....LOL

Becareful when you tighten them up...I cracked my T-stat housing once from overtightening....LOL

I'm a dumbass hehe
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lol, dude after the aggravation I had with this damn thing I will not be goin to crazy tighting it. I feel like I became a real man after all this; tested my strength, patience, mental stability.
but like I said I have to thank all you guys, all the advice that I got worked to get this done when I put it all together. Longer wrench, impound socket, some lube and a hot engine. Unfortunately I dont think these bolts would have came out when the engine cold. Im just glad I didnt break the bolts off!
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