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Re: Water pump advice on 51 TD

To: (Bob Dallas)
Subject: Re: Water pump advice on 51 TD
From: (Robert J. Donahue)
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 1996 18:52:37 -0500 (EST)
>As you may recall, I sent a post last week that the 51 TD started for the
>first time in 25 years. Well, I have been puttering around with the motor
>and other things since and I noticed a slight water leak around the area of
>the water pump. I was working on the generator and had it off and then
>replaced the generator and the belt and tighten the belt tension to
>specifications. I then noticed more than a slight leak--water was really
>coming out of the front of the engine--since the only thing I had done was
>put pressure on the pump by tighting the belt, I strongly suspect that the
>water pump is the problem. My shop manual says that a slight leak will more
>than likely correct itself over a short period of time but this is no slight
>leak.   Any advice will be appreciated.  Oh yes, I may have let the engine
>get slightly overheated one time--no advice needed on that point.
Deja Vu! I had the exact same problem on my 53 TD, which also sat idle for
25 years. I bought a replacement pump from Moss, although the old one probably
could have been fixed with a new seal. I was in too much of a hurry to fix
the old one. I wonder if pump being dry for that long had something to do
with the leak?

Bob Donahue  " 50s FOREVER "            
1953 MG-TD under restoration
1971 MGB 

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