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Old 03-03-2013, 12:46 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Yamahammer View Post
The tstat housing attaches with studs/nuts. The nut snapped the stud off?
that, or he's referring to the 3 x10mm bolts that hold the thermostat cover on the housing. they do tend to snap. I haven't heard about the nut snapping the stud off. the likely hood of that happening is slim because it would most probably pull the stud out of the head with the nut first, unless it was REALLY corroded.

you could drill it out with a slightly smaller diam bit and retap it. shouldn't be a big deal. if heat didn't work you weren't using something hot enough. propane won't do it. you need a temp higher or a torch.

I think I've had 14 bmw's in 4 years.
2 IX's -sold and parts
2 325i 4 dr - sold
4 318is all white - sold and parts
1 87 325is red - parts
1 89 325i vert grey - parts
1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.

latest addition as of 2013-Gold 87-325is auto! it's a keeper!

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