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Old 03-11-2005, 07:18 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by BanffAutoSpa_ap
oh and the bloody hands will stop after a few years... the skin gets pretty thick

LOL!

I feel better today......I removed the serpentine belt and the 4 bolts holding in the Old Water Pump ( all without stripping the bolts I might add)

Just finished my lunch...so Im going back at it now.

I did break a ratchet on bolt # 2...and no, my tools are a gift set, so they are not Craftsman
Luckily I DID find an old Craftsman as a back up so I can finish the job

So add my name to the list of Craftman Tools For Life..

PA
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Old 03-13-2005, 01:05 PM   #47
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Interesting statements to say the least.

BTW the thermostat is there to ennsure the lower temperature limit is achieved. The radiator fan is there to ensure the higher temperature limit is not exceeded.

Now here is your first and final warning: if you run without a thermostat you risk the engine being too cool. If you run an engine too cool your bore and ring wear will increase exponentially. You will also sludge the oil. There you have been warned.

it is amazing how many folks don't understand the first statement Wally made.

Another reason the cars thermostat needs to operate is the coolant temp. is an input to the engine management computers and will impact ignition timing, and other variables and possibly engine performance.
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Old 03-13-2005, 10:35 PM   #48
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Thumbs up Done!

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LOL!

I feel better today......I removed the serpentine belt and the 4 bolts holding in the Old Water Pump ( all without stripping the bolts I might add)

Just finished my lunch...so Im going back at it now.

I did break a ratchet on bolt # 2...and no, my tools are a gift set, so they are not Craftsman
Luckily I DID find an old Craftsman as a back up so I can finish the job

So add my name to the list of Craftman Tools For Life..

PA

Thanks again for the help.
Finally finished the job Sat Night.

I had to do it twice because I didnt line up my gasket and seal it properly the first time
But....I anyone needed the practice it was me.
So everythings running fine with plenty of heat and my wife has her van back
When the wife's happy...EVERYBODYS happy

P.A.
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Old 03-13-2005, 10:37 PM   #49
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