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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:34 pm 
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So after being told by my genius mechanic that my lower radiator hose was leaking, turns out it's actually the pump #-o

Apparently it's a 2 to 3 hour job, but is it something I can attempt myself or is a PITA to do? Are there any tips or things that have to be watched out for etc?

Do I need to replace the gasket and O ring, or might I just get away with replacing them and not the whole pump?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:23 am 
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Replace the pump and gasket, also use a sealant on both sides of the gasket for added sealing

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:52 pm 
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Alright, I'm goin to have a crack at changing the water pump myself. I know you come at it from above, first remove the coolant expansion tank, then - and the bot that's worrying me becuase I've never done it on any car before - remove the belt. I know you take the slack off via the tensioner but what do I have to be mindful of when removing and replacing the belt?

I was also told to be really careful when disconnecting the hoses from the back of the pump because the housing is fragile and has a habit of cracking is mishandled. Apparently they're continued now so I'm scrabbling around breakers if I damage it.

Please let me know if there's anything I really need to know?


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