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Gen2 brat waterpump replacement?


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#1 Bigbusa

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 07:40 PM

Hey people ...The waterpump on my brat is toast. It's leaking and making that rattling noise. I do not have a repair manual and was wondering if there's anything I need to know before I dig into this job?

Here's my big boy.

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#2 junkyardgabe

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 07:54 PM

they are easy to change nothing special needed to know and nice brat

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 08:19 PM

I recomend doing the little hose to the heater pipe at the same time.

also a good time to do T belts if they are due for changing. otherwise its not too bad.

and yeah nice brat.;)

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 08:24 PM

Originally posted by rallyruss
I recomend doing the little hose to the heater pipe at the same time.

also a good time to do T belts if they are due for changing. otherwise its not too bad.

and yeah nice brat.;)



Good luck changing the T-belt on a Brat.:D It is simple compared to an EA-82. I'd say nice brat as well but no pic showed up on my stinky computer but I'll trust the others have already swelled your head enough to do the job.

#5 Qman

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 09:42 PM

Very easy job. 5 bolts with 10mm heads hold the pump to the block. Replacement of the heater hose is a good idea. Word of caution, when buying the new waterpump make sure you get one that has a cast impeller. The ones that look like an alternator cooling fan are prone to overheating the engine. For some reason unknown to me they do not flow as well as the cast ones. I have replaced a few that have had overheating issues have had this type of waterpump.

Oh yeah, no timing belts on the EA81.

#6 Bigbusa

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 11:58 AM

thanks guys!

Here's another pic for those who couldn't see the 1st one.

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#7 ShawnW

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 01:36 PM

Still no go on the picture.

#8 VaporTrail

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 02:09 PM

pics show up for me....

good to see you still have the Brat Don...

#9 rallyruss

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 02:09 PM

DOH!:o

Good luck changing the T-belt on a Brat



guess that shows how often I see a brat around here.

#10 Qman

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 04:33 PM

Pics shows for me as well. But it does take a loooong time to load. And that's on cable so dial up guys don't even stand a chance.

#11 Rossta86

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 10:12 PM

Remember the three rules when it comes to getting the new gasket to seal right.....

1.Clean
2.Clean
3.Clean

Maybe more fit for a headgasket, etc. but can still apply to a waterpump.

#12 PHATBRAT

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 10:18 PM

I am on dial up and connected at 46 and the pic was up by the time I scrolled there. Real fast, no probs. Anyway, H20 pump really easy, do yourself a favor and replace the hose like stated earlier and just my personal technique, replace the thermostat too at the same time since you are gonna have coolant loss. I suggest PepBoys 160 degree. Works great. No condensation issues like stated in EA performance page. I never had a problem when I did mine.

#13 Rossta86

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 06:31 PM

What degree thermostat is stock in our brats?

#14 Sweet82

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 06:49 PM

Sweet ride Bigbusa!
I'm Jealous:boohoo:
Dig into the water pump.
It's as easy as they say!

Glenn,
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