08-09-2009, 11:51 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Total Cats: -1
Broke the nipple on the thermostat housing. Need advice
For the past several days i was busy with replacing my head and head gasket. After i put everything back together, put the oil in, gapped the plugs and calibrated my o2 sensor, the last thing was going to do was to put coolant in and right when i put it in i realized that the nipple that feed coolant to the intake has a hole in it.
So here is the possibility i thought of without redoing the timing belt and removing everything again. And i am wondering if it will work.
I broke off the nipple completely and can push the coolant line all the way into the main nipple and get a splitter that will feed the intake and the turbo.
Is this a bad idea or it should work? I am thinking that the only problem could be that there is not enough flow in one nipple too feed both the intake and the turbo.
Here is a picture of what i am talking about it.
blue line is how it usually is and red is what i am preposing.
I just really dont want to redo the timing belt again.