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Old 01-25-2013, 02:31 PM
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Thanks German, that was really helpful. So it seems like the T-stat, I don't want to do it outside my apt in this freezing cold though. Anybody knows how much it might cost in labor at a local shop? The Midas guy next door quoted $ 250.00 for the replacement (and was wanting to include another $ 40 for diagnostics).

Btw, just to clarify, I noticed that the temp gauge was at the 12 o clock position throughout (95% of the time) on a one hour drive, however, just yesterday, it came down a bit after a long drive to the 1/3rd position. To add, it takes about 10 minutes for it to get to the 12 position, and it fluctuated from that position (came down) only yesterday.

Also, bavauto suggests that codes 1421 and 1423 are related to the secondary air pump and emissions. How critical is this replacement to vehicle function/performance. Won't leave me stranded somewhere if I don't fix it, will it?

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