1999 Integra with 90k - this is my primary car too but not used to commute. Have a 2nd car too.
The radiator upper hose seeps a bit - loosing 1qt in a year.
When I fix this, should I also do the lower hose? If I am doing the lower hose, should I also do the thermostat?
Had the timing belt, waterpump about a year ago - had I known, these, I would done then too.
I am also concerned that the newer OEM thermostat might have poor life span than the one in the car - apparently from 1999 - I bought it in 2004 when it was a lease return. I have another 25 yr old integra and I never had to do the radiator hoses or thermostat. Also, this 1999 integra has a newer radiator but the other integra is still on the original radiator. OEMs are probably being made in China - besides newer radiators are plastic.
If it is just the upper hose, I can easily do it myself. If I were to do the rest, it is a bit intimidating and possibly run into newer problems … leaks developing etc. This is what I am wondering what is the best strategy?