So let's see, non fishy life ....
I had this great idea of flushing the radiator in my car and changing out the thermostat, it's not broken, just some preventative maintenance. Well, I talked to a friend who knows way more about cars than I do and he said, why don't we replace the water pump while we're at it, it's right up front. Should only take a couple hours.
Well, I won't get into details, but a fair number of hours of swearing, quite a few cuts and getting the last pulley (that broke unexpectedly) at the dealership it's all been changed and it only took 2 half days. It's such a stupid design due to the placement of ONE bolt.
Looking back, it was some good times despite the number of times during the work I said .. "this was a horrible idea".