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My cooling system bleed screw above the thermostat housing is stuck. i am afraid i will strip it.

Could anyone help with some ideas to try to get it loose or some other innovative ways of bleeding the cooling system?
 

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14mm 6 point hex socket should do it.
it is soft brass/copper material and a 12 point socket/spanner will most likely round the edges.
once loose a few turns a small bleeder hole is exposed, its only about 2mm in diameter.

if you cant crack it, just pour new coolant slowly and top up next drive, or loosen a top radiator hose.
 

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Good timing mine needs loosening too.. I assume that its anti clockwise to loosen?




14mm 6 point hex socket should do it.
it is soft brass/copper material and a 12 point socket/spanner will most likely round the edges.
once loose a few turns a small bleeder hole is exposed, its only about 2mm in diameter.

if you cant crack it, just pour new coolant slowly and top up next drive, or loosen a top radiator hose.
 
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