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Old 03-22-2011, 09:50 PM   #7
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That's fine. You're on the right track by replacing the water pump, etc. Good job, Coolant can wait. In all likelihood, your expansion tank and thermostat are the first to fail. If I were you, being on a budget, Id replace the expansion tank, thermostat, water pump and belts.

Add the two hoses + sensor on the lower hose if you're feeling generous...

If you're feeling even more generous, add the three tensioner pulleys.

If you're feeling like an absolute stud, replace the radiator.
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