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Water Pump Replacement
Posted 01 June 2004 - 02:02 PM
Posted 01 June 2004 - 03:59 PM
Posted 01 June 2004 - 04:38 PM
GD sums up the basic decision, follow his advice if you have reasonable mechanical abilities. I'd say it's about a 4 on a scale of 10 (where 1=oil change, 10=new pistons).
I did this job last summer, took four or five evenings at 2-3 hours apiece -- and I work slow and methodical. Here's my three tips:
1) Know what jobs you plan to do (main seal, camshaft seals, oil pump seals, water pump, oil pan gasket, whatever), and have ALL parts on hand before you start. Make sure you put in a new O-ring on the water pump pipe, and a new inlet hose (3" elbow) going to the heater line. Replacing either of these later is a major headache. Check a Chilton's or Haynes for parts.
2) You can do it all without pulling the radiator, but it's worth the extra 2 hours to drain/remove it. With the radiator out, you have at least 10 inches of clearance at the front of the engine (more if you don't have an air conditioner/condenser). If you leave the radiator in, you have only 4 inches; so cover the inner surface with a sheet of cardboard to save your knuckles.
3) Cleaning/degreasing is at least half the job. Stock up on degreaser and rags, and plan on a few hours total.
Posted 01 June 2004 - 08:30 PM
Posted 05 June 2004 - 04:04 PM
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