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Broken piece on my engine

O.k what happened was i went to change my thermostat and broke the bolt, i tried to remove the bolt from the part connected to my engine and the bottom piece were the thermostat housing connects to the block is there anything i can do or is there a part to fix this?

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    Allan Dunn Jr Dec 05, 2008

    the peice the bolt was in broke so the thermostat housing leaks more then a lake in a


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You need to drill the bolt ou and use and easyout to get is out

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

  • Ricardo Loranca
    Ricardo Loranca Dec 06, 2008

    if the bolt is broken and stuck in the block where you cannot grab it with plyers to loosen it the you have to drill it ou and use an easy out tool to get it out. if you dont kmow what im talking about then you need to take it to a mechanic and have him do it. once that bolt is removed you may have to tap that hole to make sure if you stripped it that the weill securely hold


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Ouch! Was it from over-tightening or trying to remove the bolt?
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Regardless, you'll have to take the thermostat housing off and remove that broken portion of the bolt. The reason I asked if it was from overtightening, it should be a little easier since the threads aren't locked-up, to remove the bolt section. Hopefully there's enough bolt shank sticking up to lock some vice-grips to.
If the bolt broke trying to loosen it, you may have to drill into the broken bolt remnant and use an "Easy-out" to extract it.
I know... big pain. You can do it. Hey, stuff happens. Good luck!

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