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Old 12-10-2000, 12:10 AM
msyoder msyoder is offline
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Location: New York, New York
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Hey, thanks for the good advice. Things went well and the engine is warming rapidly to +80deg C and then holding steady. It makes a big difference at the climate control.

I noted the failure mode of the thermostat was that the metal arch over the external part broke off. It definitely was not an OEM part. But now it is. I also replaced the expansion tank cap.

Larry, thanks for reminding me to strain the fluid while returning it to the system. It looked perfectly clean, but when I was done the the cloth was full of numerous chunks of crud.
'87 300TD 304kmi (RIP)
'95 Toyota Camry Wagon 125kmi
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