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Is it common for this thing not to want to budge, or just me? :dunno:

Is it reverse thread? it is not wanting to come out AT ALL when i attempt to turn it counter clockwise.

Yes, i know it does not have to be removed, only cracked a half turn or 1 full turn.

The problem is that the plastic is begging to break/strip at the top because no matter what tool i use it will not turn. I just tried with a piece of aluminum flatbar that spans the entire width of the screw to try and minimize damage to it and it STILL did not begin to turn. The plastic began to shear off. WTF is up with this ..... it's just plastic so its not like the threads can rust.

Any advice? It's a mechanical water pump, so i just ran it for a bit with the expansion bottle cap off and once it cooled off i topped off the expansion tank some more .... but i don't think it was enough. I feel like it should have drawn in more coolant.

(internet pic i found in case someone was confused on what i'm talking about)
 

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