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      08-12-2008 07:25 PM #1
      I searched plenty and have read the DIY multiple times, but still not making perfect sense. Im trying to remove the t-stat housing right now. Are the allen-bolts highlighted in the image below the ones that need to be removed? I can see that the t-stat housing needs to be removed as it holds the crack pipe in place. Just not too sure how.

      Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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      08-12-2008 07:46 PM #2
      Scratch that. Outter t-stat housing removed. Now to remove the pipe itself....

    3. 08-12-2008 08:03 PM #3
      Undo the clips on the engine block, take the hose off and gentle pull the crack pipe towards the battery. (There's an o ring at the other end as well)

      Be gentle...


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      08-12-2008 08:16 PM #4
      HHmmm... i was just being the exact opposite of gentle. Good thing I caught this. Which clips are you referring to?

    5. 08-12-2008 08:21 PM #5
      That looks fun. Unfortunately I will be doing that in a few days ;(

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      08-12-2008 08:28 PM #6
      Because that thing does not want to move. The pipe itself is free of everything but the o-ring between it and the block.

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      08-12-2008 08:46 PM #7
      I ended up pulling it toward the front of the car, kinda breaking the the edge off. Just retrieved the pieces, and put a new pipe in. Make sure you dont pinch the o-ring or else it will leak like a mofo.
      hi

    8. 08-12-2008 09:02 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by VR6NH »
      HHmmm... i was just being the exact opposite of gentle. Good thing I caught this. Which clips are you referring to?

      There should be two clips on the crack pipe. There hold some wires in place going to the alternator. You can see one of them in your picture. They should just slide off once you have the crack pipe free... You could pull the pipe towards you a bit and then push it away... (wiggle wiggle) to get it free.




      Modified by sc_rufctr at 5:05 PM 8-12-2008


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      08-13-2008 09:05 PM #9
      Clips are off and it appears to be free from and wire or other obstruction. Thing still isn't moving. Probably has about 2-3" of play from side to side, but will not come lose. Not sure what to do... suggestions?

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      08-13-2008 09:12 PM #10
      if you have a replacement that do what it takes.

      grab it with plyers yank the crap out of it, twist, turn, pull, smack w/e


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      08-18-2008 12:30 AM #11
      Just changed mine and I yanked it right out. Took some man power, then I sanded the hole where it enters the block and tapped it in with a block of wood and a hammer. I used coolant for lubricant. Make sure you look under the car when it's installed to be sure the o ring didn't break or anything. I forgot to check under the car and after I had everything on I realized the o-ring is split and exposed. It's not leaking but It will in couple months and I'll have to do it again. Remove the secondary air pump if you didn't plan on it b/c it makes the job ten times easier.

    12. 08-18-2008 01:27 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by VRsuper6 »
      if you have a replacement that do what it takes.

      grab it with plyers yank the crap out of it, twist, turn, pull, smack w/e

      Get medieval on its ass. That's what I had to do.

      For best results, experience reality in moderation.

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      08-18-2008 02:12 PM #13
      Quote, originally posted by vwspeed1 »
      Remove the secondary air pump if you didn't plan on it b/c it makes the job ten times easier.

      yeah, and beat it like the adopted ginger kid that it is


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