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      03-06-2013, 04:09 PM   #77
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Originally Posted by woodpecka View Post
Is it much easier if you don't change the thermostat?

Have you done it on an XI?

There are some oem pumps for 320$ shipped on ebay.
I believe you have to remove the thermostat in order to get the water pump. Someone can confirm this. I think some water pumps are a bit cheaper than others, depending on what kind of engine you have.