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Outdoor Adventure Box

(1) Removing the coolant jug or reservoir opens up working space. (2) The fan blade and shroud are best removed together. (3) Removing the main drive pulley gives access to the pump bolts.

(7) The factory thermostat was easy to remove. (8) The Heavy-Duty Gates thermostat (right) will ensure accurate heat control under extreme variations in temperature, load and engine vibration. (9) The Gates thermostat came with a round gasket. It’s preferable to use the larger flat design that is interchangeable. (10) A small screwdriver is used to push the little nubs in to hold the gasket in place. (11) The new pump was ready for hoses, sensors and the drive belt. (12) Gates tensioners (left) ensure proper performance on serpentine belt drives and reduce noise and vibration.
(4) A hook tool facilitates removing stuck hoses. (5) The water pump, thermostat and housing, and the down-tube all slipped out complete in one piece. (6) The backside of the old water pump was deceivingly clean.

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