Thanks for the advice. For those that asked, the pump
does not leak, it does not squeal. The mechanic says
he hears a noise that leads him to believe the pump is
--- Tab Julius <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I replaced the water pump on my '78, it was one of
> the first mechanical
> jobs I'd done, and it was pretty easy.
> You take off the alternator, and the water pump's
> right there. I did it in
> a hour or two on a nice afternoon. It was very
> Should you be driving the car? Well, why does he
> think the water pump's
> going? Is it leaking? If so, you probably don't
> want to drive it much, or
> very far.
> But yes, on a '77 or '78, it's easy to do. Just pay
> attention to the
> tension on the alternator belt when you take it off
> so that you give it
> that approximate tension when you put it back on
> (based on how the
> alternator is positioned). But it's not a hard job
> at all.
> - Tab
> At 11:35 AM 4/21/04, Tom McLaughlin wrote:
> >Since the birth of my son, I've only been doing
> >1/3 of the work on my MGB and have been taking it
> to a
> >mechanic for some things as I don't have any time
> >Anyway, he did some work for me and says that the
> >water pump is going out. He was going to charge me
> >$150 to put a new one in.
> >So, the question is, how hard is it? I do enjoy
> >working on the car so if I can get it done in under
> >say 2-3 hours, I'd like to try. If this is going
> >be a major pain, I'll probably have him do it.
> >Lastly, should I be driving the car at all???
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