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Old 09-13-2017, 12:48 PM   #25
Alex323Ci
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Originally Posted by pgib8 View Post
i want to confess too, i had both my water pump and thermostat out of the car on separate occasions and i thought to myself, i might as well put in new ones, and then i thought, nah and installed the old ones back in. 116k
I would not suggest doing this. The water pump and t-stat are scheduled maintenance items. They are not meant to last life of car. They are scheduled to be replaced before they fail.
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