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bopper59



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:09 pm    Post subject: water pump Reply with quote

hi all,
i have now sorted the fuel problem on my mark 2 consul, the feed pipes weree dirty, now i have a leaking water pump, i have put a new by-pass hose on her and i can't see any cracks, cleaned both surfaces before assembling, she is still leaking, any ideas?
many thaks,
mark
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Rick
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There could be a leak from the rubber seal within the body of the pump itself.

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bopper59



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:31 pm    Post subject: water pump Reply with quote

hi rick,
thanks for the speedy reply, is that going to be a big job or is it eaiser to aquire another pump,
thanks again,
mark
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not too sure how easy it is to dismantle the pump, I'd be inclined to look for a replacement. Alternatively you could have yours refurbished.

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Finch661



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i had the same problem with my mini, the seal in the pump had perished! a wuick check (as told by a mechanic) is to take the drive belt off (and ideally the hoses connected to the pump, and spin the pump pulley. if it spins really freely, then most likely your seal is away. if there is a bit of resistance to it, then it should be ok. this of course might only apply to mini water pumps, but hey Razz

i have been told about a seal replenisher that is put in to the water (similar to rad-weld), but i dont know much about it
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