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NebulaicToaster

Thermostat housing cover bolts

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NebulaicToaster

So after finally sourcing a bottom hose and fitting it I started getting a leak from my brand new thermostat housing. Between the thermostat housing and the cover. Upon trying to get it up to the torque in the Haynes (which I thought was the problem because I'd struggled to fit my wrench down there) it wasn't tightening just spinning. This is never good news. I had to saw the bolts off, not happy given the main housing was new. Anyway I've ordered a new housing and top cover (I used an old top cover before) but I'm worried that I might do the same thing again. Anyone know what bolts I should use/ what torque they're supposed to be? This cooling system has been giving me so much grief I'm in a right mind to throw in the towel and get an air-cooled VAZ lol

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steveo3002

never had an issue nipping them up with a short 3/8 ratchet ....no need for anything special 

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NebulaicToaster

Oemepc says m6x20 bolts, does that sound about right?

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NebulaicToaster

Just as an update, in reality the bolts were more like m6x15, I had to chop them down to size to thread inn but definitely worth replacing. The old ones were knacked

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