Re: Leaking Water Pump
Well good luck.
I've changeed two water pumps in the last six months.
the first, Aerostar, 3.0, never put a spot on the ground but came totally
apart on I 70 in the middle of a 50 mile trip.
The second, my TB 3.8, previously left no spots but I came out one
morning to find about 2 quarts on the ground.
I was scheduled in Cols in the afternoon so a quick trip and fairly
uneventful change and I left the house only a few minutes later than I
had planned to... and found a big jam on 70 as I started to get on..
If I had left on time, with that pump leaking at all, I would have been
in the middle of it with no way to get off.....
"Paul of Dayon" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi Folks -
> I changed the tranny fluid and filter in my '93 Cougar today. It has
> the 3.8L six and about 115k on it. I noticed while prowling under it
> that there seems to be slight leakage coming from the weep hole in the
> water pump. It was basically dry even tho it was fully warmed up and
> pressurized but I smelled it and saw a trail and a bit of green in a
> few places. I know it's time for a new pump and probably fan clutch,
> thermostat, and hoses.
> I really want to wait a few weeks to do this job so I can do it
> myself. The problem is that I have some road trips planned in
> between. One is a 5-hour each way trip and the other is about 3-hours
> each way. Any ideas if I can safely put this job off if I watch
> coolant levels and temperature closely? There appears to be no play in
> the pump shaft.
> Maybe I should dump in some Bar's? A can of pump lube? Holy water?
> Thanks for your input, folks!
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!