Outdoor Adventure Box

(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.

(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.
(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.


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