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Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:46 pm 
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Ok i cracked my thermostat housing base and I cant get the hard pipe out of the bottom of the broken 1 to install the new housing base. How do I do it?

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:01 pm 
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Undo the nut and bracket then pull really hard.
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Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:04 pm 
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tried that, nothing is happening, any other suggestions?

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:07 pm 
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Pull harder

Also try twisting to break the seal

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:09 pm 
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Get someone stronger to give it a yank?

Wedge a long bar behind it and lever it out.
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Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:09 pm 
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nothings workin, would heating up the pipe help?

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:10 pm 
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i dont want to brake the pipe tho

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:15 pm 
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It wont break, its metal.
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Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:16 pm 
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it is only like copper or something and bending it back and forth will weaken it

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:21 pm 
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1. Pull it harder, it might break, s**t happens, worry about that if it does.

2. Leave it alone.

3. Call a mobile mechanic to do it for you.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:36 pm 
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i decided to go with 4, cut the thermostat housing up with an angle grinder and try to pry the thing off with a screwdriver, wilol let u know how it goes

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:10 pm 
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Oh yeah I am the man

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:01 pm 
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would have been easier to just buy a new pipe.

 

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