One other small thing that might help, I've found a product called PB
Blaster that makes WD-40 look like gear oil. It is better than any other Liquid
Wrench type product I've ever used and seems to disolve rust (careful where you
spray it, if your car looks like mine:).
> In a message dated 7/6/99 11:29:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time, DRDohm@aol.com
> > I've traced it to the thermostat, and
> > would'nt you know it, I cant get the cover off. The nuts/washers came
> > off, any seal is broken.... but it won't move. It seems to jiggle a bit
> > thats it. It does'nt look like the bolts are bent so I'm not sure what is
> > holding it on. Any ideas.
> The most likely cause is the studs have corroded to the thermostat housing.
> Try heating the studs with a torch and see if that helps, or you can try
> removing the studs by putting two nuts them and turning the bottom one, if
> all else fails try removing the studs with vicegrips. When you replace the
> studs use lots of neverseize on them or use bolts instaed.
> Peter S.
> Charlotte NC