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Username Post: Temperature gage bulb        (Topic#202168)
Keith_Knox 
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Keith_Knox
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10-30-08 06:03 PM - Post#1553646    

Stock 1947.
I tried to remove the bulb from the head, but after I removed the nut, the bulb seems to be stuck. I pulled a little bit with a pair of plyers, but it wouldn't come out. Afraid I might break it off. I sprayed some Kroil in the hole and am letting it set. Hope to break it loose. The tube has been cut when the PO removed the dash.
Any ideas?

1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17.
1962 Ranchero Purchased 4/2017 221 V8 Automatic.
2013 F150 Crew Ca


 




raycow 
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10-30-08 06:20 PM - Post#1553663    
    In response to Keith_Knox

If the tube has been cut, you aren't going to break the gauge any worse than it already is now. Assuming you are planning to re-use the head, you don't want to risk damaging the seat that the bulb seals against. Try drilling a hole in the bulb and use a screw extractor on it.

A gauge repair outfit will be able to put a new tube and bulb on your present dash unit if you can't find a replacement.

Ray


Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


Edited by David Hayward on 10-31-08 01:06 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Keith_Knox 
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Keith_Knox
Age: 76
Loc: Napa, Ca USA
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10-31-08 05:03 PM - Post#1554300    
    In response to raycow

Went out this afternoon and tried the plyers again and it popped right out. Guess the soaking worked. Going to put an aftermarket mini gage set up on it for now. Need to referbish the stock gages I have.
Thanks for your comment raycow.

1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17.
1962 Ranchero Purchased 4/2017 221 V8 Automatic.
2013 F150 Crew Ca


 
gary635g 
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04-24-10 05:31 AM - Post#1903919    
    In response to Keith_Knox

Typical problem a friend recently had the same condition the bulb had to be drilled to get it out causing loss of either or alchol.he found one from private party ~$60 I do see used and NOS on e-bay now and then.



 




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