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    Default Thermostat misery!

    Any advice guys, I replaced thermostat/housing 2.0Dti all went well apart from top bolt doesn't want to tighten up at all and obviously it is leaking.

    So from what i can gather the threads are stripped and don't really have a clue how to get out of this mess.

    I knew i should have left it alone but i thought i couldn't go wrong with that as it seemed so simple.

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    Is there is resistance at all on the bolt or is it just spinning freely? you may need to get a helicoil insert or similar fitted.

    They may be other options (not including taking it apart and using rtv sealant as well as the gasket )

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    Slight resistance but just goes round and round and doesn't actually pinch up if you see what i mean.

    I'm pretty sure i never over tightened it to strip it but i guess i must have!

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    Is this on a flange or a blind hole? If a flange put a longer slightly smaller bolt right thro' and a nut on the back. Or, try a slighty longer bolt and try to pick up enough thread that way. Or, as bogjoe last resort a helicoil tap and coil.

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