Downside? Yeh, you don't have to rehab the thermostat housing or replace
it each time. Use at least grade 5 bolts.
On Wed, 7 Jul 1999 18:22:05 -0400 "Tom Zuchowski" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Is there any downside to using bolts on the thermostat housing? If and
>I ever manage to break my housing loose, I might do bolts if there is
>reason not to do so.
>From: LBCarNut@aol.com <LBCarNut@aol.com>
>To: DRDohm@aol.com <DRDohm@aol.com>; email@example.com
>Date: Wednesday, July 07, 1999 6:34 AM
>Subject: Re: thermostat issues
>>In a message dated 7/6/99 11:29:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>>> I've traced it to the thermostat, and
>>> would'nt you know it, I cant get the cover off. The nuts/washers
>>> off, any seal is broken.... but it won't move. It seems to jiggle
>>> thats it. It does'nt look like the bolts are bent so I'm not sure
>>> holding it on. Any ideas.
>>The most likely cause is the studs have corroded to the thermostat
>>Try heating the studs with a torch and see if that helps, or you can
>>removing the studs by putting two nuts them and turning the bottom
>>all else fails try removing the studs with vicegrips. When you
>>studs use lots of neverseize on them or use bolts instaed.