The car only has about 75k miles on it, and has been well maintained. Engine tensioners long since replaced, no rust. It’s a great car, and I plan to keep it. My mechanic says the thermostat housing and water crossover piece are looking tired, and recommends replacing them.
I see that SNGB has an “Aluminum Thermostat Housing Repair Kit” available. Aluminum sure sounds better than the original plastic! However, they don’t show a crossover pipe. The forum posts (several years old) indicate some fastener-access difficulties, but that doesn’t scare me too much, and I’m thinking of trying to do this job myself.
I would love to hear any comments, experiences, etc., either on the job itself or on the parts.
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