As per my scheduled maintenance booklet I will be doing my first engine coolant flush at the 100k mark.
My Haynes Repair manual suggests that I remove my thermostat during the flush, which would involve me first removing my serpentine belt and then alternator.
A friend of mine says that removing the thermostat isn't necessary and that having to take all those other steps just to get to it is just a huge hassle.
So my question is, is benefit of removing the thermostat during a flush worth the added time and effort of having to remove and then replace the serpentine belt and alternator?
Thanks to anyone that can help!