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 Post subject: Snapped thermostat cover bolt
Posted: Sun Dec 25, 2005 8:48 pm 
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any ideas on what to do? screw extractor? im p****d off, no wreckers open till wednesday and car has no coolant! (ED falcon by the way)

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Posted: Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:08 pm 
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drill a hole in it and jam a screw driver in
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Posted: Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:38 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Snapped thermostat cover bolt
Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 7:08 am 
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GazzaED wrote:
any ideas on what to do? screw extractor? im p****d off, no wreckers open till wednesday and car has no coolant! (ED falcon by the way)

Cheers guys.
This is a discussion I had that may be helpfull.
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=17967&highlight=exhaust+stud
Read my solution half way down.
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Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:01 pm 
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i had this happen too last month

i couldnt get a easy out to work, drill bit wouldnt go thru the bolt. Ended up having to get a new housing

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 11:19 am 
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old_mate wrote:
i had this happen too last month

i couldnt get a easy out to work, drill bit wouldnt go thru the bolt. Ended up having to get a new housing


I agree, chances are with the bolt being harder than the housing a drill bit can slip and chew out the housing instead.
Give it a go but be prepared to buy a new housing.

 

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