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    t-stat bleed screw.. alternate

    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Free-Shippin....c100008.m2219

    maybe it fits .. maybe not .. we'll find out in a week or so -ish when it gets here...
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    Re: t-stat bleed screw.. alternate

    let us know
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    Re: t-stat bleed screw.. alternate

    well do
    thinkin ..in the daylight (cough) the gap between the hex and the thread might be an issue even if it fits

    I was looking for the butterfly / thumbscrew I saw in a video on an '83 Perkins 2.2 diesel ford ranger ..but "no joy"

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    Re: t-stat bleed screw.. alternate

    and...it's smaller than the plug at the t-stat
    however I suppose if you can't get that plug out you could drill the center out of the plug & tap it for this to fit...then

    so kinda useless .. nice they sent two for some reason

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    Re: t-stat bleed screw.. alternate

    Well if its a 3/8ths" NPT, it will fit. Been using one like it for 30 years in my cars. That steel plug in an aluminum head is icky. Stainless plug works too, at least you can get them out. Best best to remove them is get the car up to operating temp and try to remove them. They drill out easy enough. Done that many times without damaging threads. 1/4" NTP thumb screws are very common, its the 3/8" NPT ones that are tougher to find. Air compressor drains sometimes come with 3/8" thumbscrews. That is what is installed on this engine attached below.
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    Re: t-stat bleed screw.. alternate

    thanks Todd
    I've seen the pet---- used before .. was kinda trying to avoid it ..

    the plug is stuck in my cylinder head but I don't want to try to hard to remove it .. I'd rather just drill the thing out , or most of it

    not a great loss I can use these for my water cooled computer .. it still needs a drain of some sort

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    Re: t-stat bleed screw.. alternate

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Johny Dodge View Post
    the plug is stuck in my cylinder head but I don't want to try to hard to remove it .. I'd rather just drill the thing out , or most of it
    Having tried to drill things out before, I would recommend trying heat first...

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    Re: t-stat bleed screw.. alternate

    the head's not on a motor and is waiting to be built with my parts so sticking it under my little drill press is easy enough

    the front of my cylinder head looks like new so I don't wanna mess with it to much

    I've resisted the brass wool and aluminum polish .. for now..the "SOS" pad left it looking almost polished

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    Re: t-stat bleed screw.. alternate

    I use these and they work great. Hardest part is removing the crap steel pipe plug. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Re: t-stat bleed screw.. alternate

    i used to use a right angle flare fitting with a small valve hooked to a hose that went back into the oveflow so i could periodically burp off air during initial fill/startup.

    since I now have a stuck steel plug of death and dont want to bother with it, i use this:

    https://www.amazon.com/OEMTOOLS-8700...dp/B01A2CQSU6/

    i let it fan cycle many times and squeeze the upper hose and rev the engine some here and there. no issues getting the air out.

    then i put the plug in and pull it off and drain the excess into the overflow.

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    Re: t-stat bleed screw.. alternate

    Good price!!

    Thanks
    Randy

    Quote Originally Posted by Aries_Turbo View Post
    i used to use a right angle flare fitting with a small valve hooked to a hose that went back into the oveflow so i could periodically burp off air during initial fill/startup.

    since I now have a stuck steel plug of death and dont want to bother with it, i use this:

    https://www.amazon.com/OEMTOOLS-8700...dp/B01A2CQSU6/

    i let it fan cycle many times and squeeze the upper hose and rev the engine some here and there. no issues getting the air out.

    then i put the plug in and pull it off and drain the excess into the overflow.

    Brian


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    Re: t-stat bleed screw.. alternate

    wait.. I think I figured a much better plan..

    https://www.socalnorthwest.com/store...-1-2-62658-3-8

    so , back to needing a spacer for the T-stat and housing so the temp probe can thread in and clear the T-stat
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