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Old 12-07-2013, 09:33 PM
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Broke bolts off in thermostat housing

I am in the process of flushing my coolant and of course the bolts holding the thermostat housing were all rusted and 2 of 3 bolts broke off. As I was drilling out the left front bolt it cracked the whole corner off so theres little to no chance of getting it to hold a bolt. I'm assuming I'm screwed and will have to replace the water pump now?
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:45 AM
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That would be my suggestion (replace pump). Cheers!
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:23 AM
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That would be my suggestion (replace pump). Cheers!
Yea i ended up just drilling holes next to it so we will see how it holds up in the long run, seems to be holding for right now. If it doesnt work ill just replace the water pump
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:14 AM
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I would def. use the thermostat housing ring offered by Strictly Diesel to stabilize the joint between the housing and the water pump.
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:30 AM
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I would def. use the thermostat housing ring offered by Strictly Diesel to stabilize the joint between the housing and the water pump.
Interesting idea, havent seen that before, if i have troubles i may just make something similar to that just because i had to drill different holes
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