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showbizkid
11-07-2006, 07:52 PM
Dumb question here, but...

I'm trying to get the thermostat out of my water manifold, but it is stuck fast in there (brass + iron + corrosion = stuck :( ).

Any suggestions on how to remove it?


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sbca96
11-07-2006, 08:30 PM
If you dont care about ruining it, just stick a big screw driver into
the center of the T-Stat and move to one side, the opposite side will
pop up and out of the manifold. If you are trying to save it, then
you can do something similar with pliers.

Tom

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Bills R2
11-07-2006, 09:21 PM
Did you try starting it up?:D

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showbizkid
11-08-2006, 12:54 AM
quote:Originally posted by Bills R2

Did you try starting it up?:D


Nope - it's disassembled ;)


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kmul221
11-08-2006, 07:26 AM
C L R dissolves rust & corrosion,pour some on & wait a bit,Any toilet cleaner made for rust& mineral stains will work

DEEPNHOCK
11-08-2006, 02:23 PM
Which engine (and year)?
If it is a six cylinder with the thermostat up in the housing, it may be tough to get out without ruining the spacer sleeve... But that depends on the year and model engine.
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by showbizkid

Dumb question here, but...
I'm trying to get the thermostat out of my water manifold, but it is stuck fast in there (brass + iron + corrosion = stuck :( ).
Any suggestions on how to remove it?


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showbizkid
11-08-2006, 05:24 PM
quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

[navy][b]Which engine (and year)?


'63 full-flow block, 259.


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1956 Hawk
11-08-2006, 05:52 PM
Brute force should work just fine. Hammer a screwdriver through the middle of the thermostat and pry it out.
David

Roscomacaw
11-08-2006, 05:56 PM
A freshly-built engine will deserve a new thermostat. Whack that one outta there. You'd have to TRY hard to hurt the water manifold![}:)]

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showbizkid
11-08-2006, 07:46 PM
THAT was what I wanted to hear! [}:)] Thanks!


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