Re: [DML] Water pump and internal water pipe removal
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Re: [DML] Water pump and internal water pipe removal



 Dave, 

Glad to hear that my advice worked for you too.  If I  remember, I think I 
just tapped on my water pump bolts with a hammer a few times  before loosening 
and just gave them the old heave-ho.  I know a couple of  people who have broke 
one or more of these bolts and I am under the impression  that if you break 
one of them, the other two or whatever are sufficient for  keeping the pump in 
place.  None of mine broke by the way.  I think  there is less risk for these 
compared to the Y-pipe bolts because there is less  chance for internal thread 
corrosion due to water/coolant.  And you are  right that high heat in this 
area could damage the heads (just like anywhere on  the engine).  I would 
recommend tapping them with a hammer, and then  pounding them just like the Y-pipe.
 
Good luck!
Andy
 
Fargo, ND  
1982 DeLorean DMC12 VIN 11596

 
In a message dated 12/30/2005 5:08:58 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
usndmc@xxxxxxxxx writes:

Andy,

Thanks for the advice! I did exactly as you said with the  Y-pipe 
bolts and they came out no problem, none broken. Do you (or anybody  
else) know if this is safe to do for the water pump bolts. 





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