This is what happens when you remove the thermostat housing. The bolts break.
Had that exact thing happen a couple months ago. Torch and vice grips.
In this case, the bolt broke because it was rusted to the thermostat housing. The bolt head broke off from the thermostat housing. Once I removed the thermostat housing, which I had to beat out the remaining part was loose.
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