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Old 11-13-2003, 11:52 PM   #1
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Awkward temp gauge update......

Well, my mechanic got around to my car today and it seems I have a crack/leak in my radiator.......Needless to say the rad is being replaced and he said I might as well replace the water pump and thermostat as well, because they will go in the future.......
I am looking at $800.00, plus I asked to have the e-brake tightened as well as a coolant flush, so I am probably looking at $1000.00......
Oh well, it does have 173,000kms and as been a very reliable and good maintenance car.......
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Old 11-14-2003, 06:45 AM   #2
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jesus.. Its pretty easy to DIY those items.
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Old 11-14-2003, 01:21 PM   #3
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To be honest if it was warmer weather, and I had a decent spot to work on the car, I would just buy the parts and do it myself.......
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Old 11-14-2003, 01:55 PM   #4
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Ouch ! Did you notice the leak beforehand?
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Old 11-14-2003, 08:28 PM   #5
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No!
Anyways I got the car fixed today and wow, $1036.00.............
New Water pump, new radiator, new thermostat and thermostat housing, coolant flush, new multi CV belts......and the labour........

Needless to say........I am broke big time, I think I will myself to sleep tonight!
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Old 11-14-2003, 10:53 PM   #6
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I don't think that price is too bad, I still would have done it DIY, but I have the place to do it, and I would have got an e46 M3 rad instead of stock and done the fan delete.
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