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Old 02-25-2021, 11:11 PM
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%[email protected]$&!!! I broke two bolts off putting the water pump pulley back on.

The thermostat housing was leaking in my "new" car so I decided to change the water pump while I was at it. But it seems I'm stronger than I think. Putting it back together I was alternating diagonally across the bolts trying to get them evenly tight and I snapped two heads off! Now what?

How do I get them out? Can I drive the car short distances in the meantime? My other car is apart and I wouldn't have been working on this one except for a big hole in the thermostat housing.
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