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Replace thermostat housing studs?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by RacerP, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. Jul 4, 2020 at 3:15 PM
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    RacerP

    RacerP [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Was doing my thermostat today and the studs and nuts are toast. No chance of unthreading the nuts, the whole stud came out.

    '03 5VZFE

    Anyone replace these studs with bolts? What length have you used?
     
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  2. Jul 5, 2020 at 2:17 AM
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    Wyoming09

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    Why not get the correct studs and nuts .

    unless you broke the stud you have your length
     
  3. Jul 5, 2020 at 4:47 AM
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    RacerP

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    I have the whole thing apart on July 4, for such a simple job. Not really wanting to wait for ordering them online...
     
  4. Jul 5, 2020 at 4:57 AM
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    I'd find SS studs with the correct diameter and length and SS nut's to match and blue loctite the studs in. Aluminum is very unforgiving when it comes to having studs come out, threads tend to be removed also.
     
  5. Jul 5, 2020 at 6:50 AM
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    RacerP

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    Finally went with penetrating oil and a little heat to get the old nuts off. Then a wire wheel to the threads and going to use my old ones I guess...seem fine now.
     
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    Ace is the place where the helpful.....
     

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