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rrehlechar
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Oct 15, 2012, 12:12 PM

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i changed my thermostat, oreilly told me they didnt have gasket for the thermostat housing so i put it back together without one, now it leaks alot and i stripped one of the bolts and cant get it off. i purchased bolt out and i cant get it to grip on the bolt, not that it matters but i am a ingle mom with no other mode of transportation, please help asap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Oct 15, 2012, 12:38 PM

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If it doesn't have a paper gasket, then it uses a rubber O-ring but it definitely has something to seal it. If you damaged the bolt now, you will likely have to tow it to a shop.



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rrehlechar
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Oct 15, 2012, 12:41 PM

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well that sucks!! there is no way for me to use the bolt out? can i hammer it on? i have a replacement bolt...


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Oct 15, 2012, 12:42 PM

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Haven't you done enough damage already? NO, you can't hammer on it.



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rrehlechar
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Oct 15, 2012, 1:11 PM

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wow kinda rude....but ok thank you for ur help


rrehlechar
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Oct 15, 2012, 1:12 PM

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i meant hammer the bolt out onto the bolt by the way not hammer on the bolt


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Oct 15, 2012, 1:43 PM

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Did you round off the head of the bolt?





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rrehlechar
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Oct 15, 2012, 1:47 PM

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mostly yes, talked to a shop they said i could tap they bolt out on tho bolt but could snap head of bolt off!!!


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Oct 15, 2012, 1:49 PM

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You might be able to use a socket that is a little bit smaller than the head of the bolt. Then hammer the socket onto the head of the bolt and try to loosen it. Put some penetrating oil on there too.

Don't beat on it too hard or you'll be buying an intake manifold.





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Oct 15, 2012, 1:52 PM)


rrehlechar
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Oct 15, 2012, 3:00 PM

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ok thank you very much!






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