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How do I get my thermostat out?

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  • How do I get my thermostat out?

    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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  • #2
    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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    • #3
      Did you try starting it up?

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by Bills R2

        Did you try starting it up?
        Nope - it's disassembled


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        • #5
          C L R dissolves rust & corrosion,pour some on & wait a bit,Any toilet cleaner made for rust& mineral stains will work

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          • #6
            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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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

              [navy][b]Which engine (and year)?
              '63 full-flow block, 259.


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              • #8
                Brute force should work just fine. Hammer a screwdriver through the middle of the thermostat and pry it out.
                David

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                • #9
                  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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                  • #10
                    THAT was what I wanted to hear! [}] Thanks!


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