[DML] Re: Water pump and internal water pipe removal
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[DML] Re: Water pump and internal water pipe removal

Good luck - I tried evrything and broke off all three.

Harold McElraft - 3354

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "usndmc" <usndmc@xxxx> wrote:
> Andy,
> Thanks for the advice! I did exactly as you said with the Y-pipe 
> bolts and they came out no problem, none broken. Do you (or 
> else) know if this is safe to do for the water pump bolts. I 
> tried it yet on them because I wasn't sure about whether or not 
> putting the flame to those bolts would damage the block around it. 
> have tried loosening them with a 1/4" drive ratchet to avoid 
> snapping them, but they haven't budged. I'm quite worried about 
> breaking one of them. Anybody have any more advice on how to 
> approach the water pump bolts? Thanks all!
> Dave
> #5968
> > 
> > >>>>
> > Dave,
> >  
> > I did this a few years ago.  Here is what I did:
> >  
> > 1. use penetrating oil for a couple of days prior to removal.
> > 2. Use a propane torch to heat the bolt up.  Just point the 

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