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      02-25-2013, 07:23 AM   #1
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Water Pump - OFH Gasket

So I need the opinion of you smart people out there...I have my car at the dealer right now for a suspected water pump failure (it overheated and I had it towed there). While it's there and if they end up replacing the water pump, should I also have them do the OFH gasket? Of course I would have to pay for that but I'm hoping to get the water pump done under warranty. I know I could do it on my own, but I've heard these kind of go together. And what would be a resonable price for that? I'm also thinking about having them do the t-stat while they're in there. I guess bottom line, what do you guys think I should pay for and what would be a reasonable price to pay for extra maintenance if they replace the water pump?
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definitely have them do the thermostat. It is no additional labor. The OFH is completely separate and unrelated other than They seem to leak near the 60k mark where a lot of water pumps fail. Then again, it may never leak. I wouldn't replace it unless it was leaking.
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Thanks, and I'm assuming I can tell if the gasket is leaking just by looking around where the oil filter is?
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Yes. The leak occurs between the block and the oil filter housing. Sometimes what you may think is a leak is just some spilled oil from replacing the oil filter element. If you see a leak, use some brake cleaner to clean if off. If it returns you have a leak.
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Thanks, I'll definitely take a look at it!
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