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Old 10-29-2012, 05:55 PM
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To replace or not to replace...

Well, I just spent a bunch of money on Rotella coolant and now I'm trying to decide if I should replace the water pump, thermostat, and hoses while I'm at it.

There doesnt seem to be anything wrong with any of it, just the smallest bit of seepage aroundthe thermostat housing.

Better to do it now? Or wait and see what happens?
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:17 PM
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Depends on your cash flow.
I would probably fix the seep at the t-stat housing and maybe check the t-stat for proper oper.
If it is good, I would just run it. If bad then obvious.

I dont like to get carried away with changing all that stuff but I dont really have the cash flow either.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:30 PM
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IMO with the investment you just made and if you have the cash??? replace
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:26 AM
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the stock thermostat hosuing is junk. it sounds like yours has warped.
dieselsite has a billet thermostat housing for like 40 bucks. it is a well made part.
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Well, I just spent a bunch of money on Rotella coolant and now I'm trying to decide if I should replace the water pump, thermostat, and hoses while I'm at it.
I would drain it real slow and careful and save all that coolant. It's not like it's going to be unusable if you put into a couple clean 5 gallon buckets.

That water pump is an absolute b888h to get off. That stupid fan assembly is ridiculous. You already know that. But I wouldn't stop myself from replacing something I see being needed to replace (provided I have the cash) just because I don't want to waste coolant (that I could save).

But, what do I know?
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I'd run it til it goes, but that's just me. How many miles are on it? I thought the fan was easy to get off, but a major pain to get back on.
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I'm definatly leaning towards replacing.
And I haven't done the coolant flush yet, going to do it all at once.
I figure if I take care of this thing it'll take care of me
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