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DIY tool for external oil thermostat cap

I eventually succeeded to remove the small cap (oil pressure relief).

This was my 3rd attempt after 2 previously failed attempts....more about those here:
930 rebuild – The revival of my mothballed project

I figured it may help someone else to know what worked for me, so here goes:

The mild steel “coin” was from the failed attempts. It twisted without handling much torque. I hacked the high strength steel version out of a chisel! It went into the slot nice and snug with the aid of a hammer.








The high strength steel version got the job done like a breeze. I used a 600mm long power bar with a 21mm socket over the hex of the chisel.
Surprisingly, the tip did twist and deform!
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930 rebuild – The revival of my mothballed project
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