Went looking for the intermittent squeak I've been getting on cold [around freezing] starts on my 1987 EA82 GL.
The water pump's front bearing seal was in pieces, I could see the cage moving when I turned it. Yikes. But no play in the shaft yet.
But I also noticed the Gates Fleetrunner Green Stripe belts. I don't even remember how long ago I bought those. I'm pretty sure I've been running them on my various EA82s for over 10 years. That same pair of belts. They are still in good condition. No cracks or anything.