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Unread 07-29-2013, 09:53 PM   #16
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Grab a manual as well. It will explain the confusion you will encounter when trying to figure out how the tensioner works.

Here's a cool link that may help you on future projects.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 10:17 PM   #17
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damn all those replies while I was typing
Type faster. There was like 20 minutes between the OP and you. Lol

List looks good. You've been told what you need. Now get to work.

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Unread 07-29-2013, 10:27 PM   #18
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How about new heater hoses while your at it and flush the heater core.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 10:46 PM   #19
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I am considering the heater hoses and heater core flush but to be honest my heater already cranks, gets it hotter than a crackhouse with multiple stoves. What I really need to fix is my AC, but I have gotten used to driving without it and I'm a broke college student. Heard the AC was an expensive and labor intensive procedure.

Thank you everyone all for your support and help! I will do a little research on the heater core flush/new hoses and see if I should just tackle that as well.
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Unread 07-30-2013, 12:24 AM   #20
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I use rtv with the gaskets. Put the rtv on the pump and thermo housing, set the gaskets in place and then install. Next time you have to change a part the gasket normally comes of with the old part and no scraping on the block has to be done.
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Unread 07-30-2013, 03:21 AM   #21
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A way to verify belt tension. Either the actual tool, or use the ruler method.
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Unread 07-30-2013, 03:37 PM   #22
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A reason to flush the heater core and the rest of the system is to clean it out. Sometimes places in the engine and heater core collect "deposits" that can clog up the new radiator.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 09:30 PM   #23
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I read early on that you can re-use your hose clamps. I'm sure others cringed as I did when I read that. I learned a long time ago that spending the extra $2 for a couple of clamps is well worth chasing down a leak.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 09:42 PM   #24
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I would suggest getting full strength antifreeze. Its the same price as the pre mixed stuff in my area. It could save you a few bucks as distilled water only runs about 89 cents.
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