Originally Posted by DeOrellana
Just think of the peace of mind you just bought yourself!
Knowing the entire cooling system is in tip-top shape is worth every penny in my book. I just had the bearing on the water pump in my 454 Suburban seize this summer without any warning. I would hate to be in the same situation and stuck somewhere with my motor home.
Perhaps your right Eric, there is peace of mind knowing that all's well up front.
Its funny I heard a sound today as I was bringing her home, it was a sound I nerver heard before, The Fan Clutch, the roaring sound of a jet engine. It was music to my ears. It got a little warm coming up our hill that we live on about a 700 foot climb, I think it got up to 200, then it dropped right back down. to 190. So my 8900.00 MH has just cost me 2057.00 more, but like you say the peace of mind is well worth it.
The only thing I was not happy about was to get the rad out they had to disconnect the AC compressor, so I have to go and seek a r-12 recharge. I'm going to see if r-134 can go into a 1992 compressor. I have an 1994 Firebird and it runs stock r-134., if thats the case I can recharge it myself.
Well this brings this thread to a close on the cooling system. If anyone wants to jump in on the r-134 ? feel free, in the mean time I have other things to fix in the next few days before we make our trip to SoCal. Thanks so much everyone for all the help and suggestions that this post took up, you all stuck with it, you guys rock!
Hers a pic of the old core