Re: [DML] Re: Water pump squeaking. How long have I got?
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Re: [DML] Re: Water pump squeaking. How long have I got?

I guess I should have mentioned that I have replaced the water pump  
before. :)

So I'm aware of what is involved. And I've already made all the  
common errors like dropping the fuel line washers down into the  
'valley of death' while putting things back together (argh!!!!!).  
Between that, coolant leaks, dropping other misc parts down there,  
and doing some work on the distributor, I'd gotten to the point where  
I could pull the intake manifold and then get everything back  
together again in less than an hour, though that was 9 years ago.

The water pump was last replaced in 1999 (that time at P.J. Grady),  
so I'm hoping things won't be too scary in there and that it will  
come apart fairly easily.

And this time I have a cooling system pressure tester so I can check  
for leaks under pressure before putting the intake manifold back.

- Jason

On Sep 29, 2005, at 12:25 PM, Mike Bosworth wrote:

> I agree with David .. Its not just a 'replacing water pump job' its
> all of those things listed in the 'oh and while im in there' category
> Another job is all of the cleaning you end up doing in the 'Valley of
> Death' it can get really grubby in there, especially in the 2 deep
> wells in there, When everythings removed it can look kind of scary
> but nothing that is beyond you.
> Buy a decent small 1/4" drive set with knuckle joint for the manifold
> bolts and soak them in penetrating fluid for a couple of days before,
> give the heads of the same a sharp tap with a hammer before you try
> and get these pesky blighters out :)
> Write a list up of all the o rings and washers etc you want to
> replace, if you need a list i have one of all the bits i got. Nothing
> worse than starting a job and not having the bits ready.
> .......

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