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Outdoor Adventure Box

(13) The coolant jug was deteriorating and the plastic brackets were cracking. (14) The fan blade had a bad chip and was clearly showing the brittleness of time. (15) Gates Heavy-Duty FleetRunner Belts are designed to provide twice the service life compared to other heavy-duty serpentine belts. (16) The DieselSite Coolant Filter kit for the 7.3-liter Power Stroke ($129) comes with well-designed brackets and instructions.

(17) A diesel engine’s coolant should be checked at regular intervals with a test kit such as the Fleetguard CC2607 Quik-Chek. You can also have the coolant analyzed by a professional lab. (18) A refractometer can be used to determine the freeze point protection. (19) There is usually a diagram on the radiator frame showing the pattern the belt must follow.
(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.

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