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Old 06-21-2006, 17:28   #1 (permalink)
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installing new water pump

hi guys i gotta do a new water pump on my 351c
is there a way to take the fan and spacer off without having to remove the radiator or is it a must, which i think it will be
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hi guys i gotta do a new water pump on my 351c
is there a way to take the fan and spacer off without having to remove the radiator or is it a must, which i think it will be
Take the Radiator out its alot easier to perform the task
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G'day yes it is possible to remove the fan. As stated above it is much easier with the radiator removed when doing a water pump.
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u gotta drain the coolant anyway 2 hose clamps and 2 bolts (+2 clamps if u hav a trans cooler) i wouldnt waste the time with the open end spanner
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Take the radiator out; 10 min job and it's a lot easier.
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Re: installing new water pump

yeah did it last night geeze it was a pain in the arse
coz its an auto the fluid lines that go into the bottom on the radiator were seized on, 10min I wish ended up about 1hour to get it out, then about another hour to pull the pump off and install the newy
but hey it took about 4 hour to finish, coz i did it at night in the carport
but now its done and back to former glory
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Well done. Happy cruisin now hey.
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yeah did it last night geeze it was a pain in the arse
coz its an auto the fluid lines that go into the bottom on the radiator were seized on, 10min I wish ended up about 1hour to get it out, then about another hour to pull the pump off and install the newy
but hey it took about 4 hour to finish, coz i did it at night in the carport
but now its done and back to former glory
Yep. Been there.
Never thought to say that with old hose fittings of almost any type it's worth putting some loctite pipe sealant on.
It's expensive but it lasts for years and stops fittings leaking.
And it allows fittings to be easily undone next time. Been using it for years. Never let me down yet.
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