Originally Posted by Ren Ching
All three bolts sheared? Can you use sone heat and a lefty drill bit to try and remove what's left of the bolts? If the bolts are all sheared then doesn't the housing come right off ?
The bolts holding down the top of the housing sheared they were 10mm heads.
By the look of them they had bee on there a very long time.
I would have thought when the engine was rebuilt the thermostat was checked.
They will need to be drilled out I could do it in situ but is better if I can get the housing off
------ Follow up post added October 3rd, 2013 11:50 PM ------
Originally Posted by Red90
Are you sure the head needs to come off?
Yes I looked on the UK forums and several commented what a bad design it was.
One guy milled off about one mm on the timing cover and one mm off the bolts and they would fit.