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Help..stranded far from home

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84k5, Dec 31, 2002.

  1. 84k5

    84k5 1/2 ton status

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    2. Is this everthing I need to change it:
    socket set
    screwdrivers
    wrenches
    new pump
    two little gaskets
    rtv
    teflon tape
    water/antifreeze

    3. How many gallons of fluid does the stock cooling system hold on my 84? (manuel is in truck and I have to carry in whatever I need)

    THANKS!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. 2Dogs

    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Gasket scraper.
     
  3. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> I think some people are really exaggerating... The question says "The first time", not how fast you can do it now. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif </font color>
     
  4. Hossbaby50

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    I think the cooling system is 3 gallons. I was told it is a 12 quart system. As for how long it takes, I haven't done one from start to finish, but I had to help out on one when a friend was having problems. If you have all the proper tools then I would say about 1.5-2.5 hrs.
     
  5. Seventy4Blazer

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    umm, it took me just under 2 hours to do it the first time. and i can do it in 30 or so now.
    im not bragging, but im just stating, if i could do it then with the little knowledge i had i am sure most can do it in 1-3 hours.
    Grant
     
  6. Seventy4Blazer

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    take your time, do it right. cold or not, better to do it once than twice. also, make sure you do it off the road. im sure the rig already is, but i just want to say it to make me feel better.
    Good luck to ya.
    Grant
     
  7. Highlander

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    When was the last time you change out the upper and lower rad. hose's? If it's been a while I change them as well. Don't forget to have a catch pan. Maybe a knife as well to cut the old hose they sometimes stick pretty good.

    Eric
     
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    Couple of cans of break clean to clean the oil around the old pump befor you start. Also a few rags. Also a good time to replace the old belt due to it's already going to be off. As someone else said do it right once and be done with it. Also I had problems with 2 of them from auto zone, bought one from Napa and it's work great ever since....
     
  9. gokartergo

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    Where are you stranded????
     
  10. cybrfire

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    How about a fresh can of cuss words&gt;&gt;&gt; /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif sorry, nobody else threw that in so I thought I would. Hope you get home! Maybe a small prybar or large screwdriver for belt adjustment.
     

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