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Water Pump has given me the shits

Discussion in 'VN - VP Holden Commodore (1988 - 1993)' started by Doctor Sodways, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. Doctor Sodways

    Doctor Sodways Legendary Baby!

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    Well, the other night went down the bottle shop with some mates to get some beer, lo and behold, turn onto the street the bottle shop is on with no power steering, thinking i had just broken the drive belt, i checked what caused it last time, seized tensioner pulley, nope, fine, so i put my spare one on, and start the car, there is goes again. Right, time to ring the RAA, they get there, seized water pump, where do you want it towed, home mate, i can replace that, easy.

    Got the new pump today, gasket, thread sealer and begin the project, first, the tensioner pulley is covered in the crap the belts are made of cos it got so hot, better replace that then, take that off, and the metal the bearing goes over is broken, well, cant replace that without replacing the whole pulley, ah well, tomorrow i can do that, ill replace the water pump for now. Start to take the bolts out, most of them are so rooted i wouldnt put em back in, then i notice that there are two already broken off and stuck in the block from whoever had it off before i got the car:ranting: , damnit, last one, that one broke as well.

    Got the pump off and thought thats odd, i dont think it should be rubbing like that, the damn pump had moved and gouged out part of the block:bang: So now, im sitting here ranting to you lot while i wait for the tow truck so my mechanic can sort it out.

    Anyone else had this type of problem?

    Sorry, had to get that off my chest
     
  2. 88GreenVN

    88GreenVN Next Exit Left

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    Yep thats a bummer!
    I had the water pump replace the other week but now the timming cover is leaking. Have to pull it all down again.. Was told the timming cover was gona cost around $300.00 + labour. Paid $25.00 for s/h of Ebay.
     
  3. burnz

    burnz dah dut dut da dah

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    did the pump actuly move or the impella work it's way rearwards
     
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    The impella shifted, made a nice mark too, should have gotten photos, but i didnt, was too pissed off
     
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    burnz dah dut dut da dah

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    is the impella press fit or key type with grubscew?
     
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    Dunno, didnt look, i had a replacement pump, the whole car is down at my mechanics now, he can fix it and make me broke in the process
     
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    flyen bye bye

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    what mechanic you using?
     
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    Guy i have known for years runs an ultra tune, if he wasnt running the place i wouldnt touch em, but he does good work at a reasonable price, so he keeps getting my business. That and no matter how busy they are, he always makes sure my car is done on time and whenever i need it, he also makes room for some of my mates cars when their mechanic cant do the work, so its not all bad
     

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