89 MJ 4.0L 2WD AUTO 140k - found this delightful surprise while going after the thermostat - lower mounting boss broken off - previous owner busted it and basically RTV'd thermostat housing it in place - any suggestion to repair without pulling head would be appreciated - reman CYL head #2686 is hard to find / expensive.
Comments on these ideas appreciated
1) clean thoroughly and JB Weld a helicoil in place and use smaller fastener
2) drill into water jacket / tap and use longer fastener - seal with #2 permatex
3) add 2 smaller adjacent fasteners into the cylinder head face on either side of the busted one
Any other approaches would be appreciated