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Picked up a OEM block heater and went to remove the old shorted one, doesn't want to budge. I'm afraid to put to much on it as the aluminum housing my crack, and that would be ugly. Any suggestions, heat on the housing is my next move, other than that don't know.
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Put some heat to it from hi temp heat, no worky
Had 250# torque wrench on moved a little not much.
I can see the aluminum housing cracking and oil and coolant going everywhere in the not to distant future.
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Drain the coolant so you won't have a spill. No oil should be involved.

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Drain the coolant so you won't have a spill. No oil should be involved.
I just want to get it loose enough to remove, then I'll drain it down enough to change it out. Guess I'll do the breaker bar with cheater next.

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Breaking it should not be a bad idea. Then you can remove the small pieces easier.

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Breaking it should not be a bad idea. Then you can remove the small pieces easier.
Not really interested in breaking it just some suggestions on getting out.

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Keep going back and forth with the pry bar and it will get looser as you go along. Good Luck!!

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