In a message dated 3/7/03 3:46:30 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> Does anybody know whether it's possible to
> "repair" the waterpump? If I scan through the
> part suppliers catalogs I only find new pumps
> instead of any repair-kits. (I thought that
> a leaking waterpump would be a common problem
> and that some sort of repair-kit would exist)
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Usually, a water pump leaks when the shaft bearing goes bad. It leaks thru
the bearing, so rebuilding is difficult. It's not like replacing a gasket.
When the bearing goes bad, it damages metal parts.
Incidentally, don't overtighten the fan belt when replacing the water pump.
A belt that is too tight can prematurely damage the bearings, causing early
pump failure and another expensive repair.
Phila. Region SCCA Rally Steward
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'75 MG Midget (The Project)
'92 Mitsubishi Expo LRV Sport
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