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Have you ever tried to replace the thermostat of a BMC product?
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Have you ever tried to replace the thermostat of a BMC product?
Have you ever had to replace the thermostat of your Mini, MG Midget, MG MGB, Austin-Healey Sprite, Morris Minor? Then the thermostat housing must be removed. In most cases it is possible to unscrew all three nuts that hold the thing to the cylinder head, but then ...

The party usually ends after a lot of cursing with a phone call to the supplier of parts for such a British classic. To order a new thermostat housing, a new thermostat, three studs, three spring washers and a new gasket. To avoid such problems, it is important to lubricate the studs with copper grease before sliding the new thermostat housing over it ... Namely, the housing is made of an aluminum alloy, the studs are made of iron. And that is going to interact and things are going badly no time again so steady ...

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  1. The nuts (three pieces) I get loose. But then the thermostat housing is still locked. Do you have any tips how I can get these loose?

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