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Old 07-25-2002, 11:42 AM
tstarr tstarr is offline
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Agree to start with thermostat first. I had the water pump blow on me on my last vacation trip, in South Carolina while I was heading back to Maryland. I kept water in the car, but it never even came close to overheating. That was my original worry and I finally got to the point where I just stopped to put water in it, but the temp was fine the whole trip. I used a lot of water, though!

But when I got the car from my Father-in-Law, he indicated that the car had been running a bit warm for some time. I thought, sheesh, I'm just going to put a new thermostat in without doing any testing just because I don't know how long it's been in there. It has run cool ever since.
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