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Old 01-25-2010, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Mack View Post
many will agree that if you're above 80k on your original radiator, expansion tank etc. it's time for an overhaul.
I'm above 80K so I'm worried but I'm still a bit confused. Did I mark the right spot below on the composite diagram where to look for the classic crack?

(If not, I supplied a blank composite for someone to correct where I err.)

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