On Sat, 6 Sep 2003 17:22:44 -0400, "Alex"
Yes, it is, and be sure to change out the water pump at the same time;
they're in there, and it's only $150 or so more, good insurance.
Don't forget to have them look over the serpentine belt. My mechanic
left the original on because it looked like new to him, and that's
fine: he CHECKED it.