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Vs 5ltr water pump problems

Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by Deetorious, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Deetorious

    Deetorious New Member

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    I have myself a 1995 commodore vs ss 5ltr (Engines a VP v8) anways my issue is my fan belt is not lined up straight and it looks to be the water pump causing the issue, the guy I brought the car off was doing up a LH Torana. Im wondering if his mixed the two pumps up or have a got a dodgy after market water pump that is either too big or too small that its making the fan belt not line up dead straight. does anyone have this problem or can please help me???
     
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    Not sure about V8 but on the V6 there is a spacer that sits behind the pulley that pushes it out about 3mm. Are you saying that it's on an angle or is it sitting offset to what it should be?
     
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    It is offset. i have made a spacer to bring the pulley out a bit but its still not enough. roughly how thick are these spacers> I made mine out of a old vs viscosity fan bracket i cut off
     
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    Most likely different on a V8 but mine is 3mm thick thereabouts.
     
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    there this bracket is a bit bigger and its not not making it dead straight
     
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    It’ll have an early single bearing pump on it. Replace it with a double bearing pump from just about any Commodore and you’ll be set. All models except ht that had clutch fans used the dual bearing unit.
     
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    Just make sure you have the vs pulley too. Compare with items on eBay
     
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    Is there a way to tell what bearing pump and pulley I have? Pictures would help if so please and thank you
     
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    If you post a pic of what you have I can tell you. I have both at home but won’t be there until the weekend to take pics.
     

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