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ghost2466

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I decided to tackle a small leak this weekend on my coolant crossover pipe. Everything but the heater tees shipped in time for my weekend project.

The hoses that go to the heater tees came off without any problems. Tees looked okay and my original thought process was “I’ll do them next weekend” since I didn’t have them in hand yet. About 15 seconds before I was going to put the intake manifold back on, I decided to check the tees 1 more time. Sure enough it crumbled apart in my hand when I squeezed it.

So to all of you members that constantly remind (nag) peeps to change the heater tees, I THANK YOU! I would have been pissed after doing an intake gasket, valve covers, PCV, plugs, etc to then have my heater tees leave me stranded.

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flintknapper

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I found about mine when replacing the intake manifold after replacing the starter. I barely (and I mean barely) bumped one of the hoses with the intake and the outboard side 'T' snapped in half. I was actually glad to find out about it at that time....as it would have been a disaster waiting to happen. Leave you on the side of the road kind of thing.

Also, MUCH easier to change out with the intake out of the way. Took a couple of days to get the parts in.....but worth the wait.
 

AlpineAccess

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Is your starter original? Wait till you hear about that service "when you're in there" :)
 

AlpineAccess

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I bought a new starter, figured since I was there I might as well change it. I don’t really want to do this again.

Just rolled over 325,000 miles. It’s time to give the LC a little love.

Good call - glad to hear it. Big bummer to close that up and a month later get the old *click...click*.
 

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