On or around Mon, 14 Nov 2005 11:12:46 +0000, Austin Shackles
<austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> enlightened us thusly:
>If the replacement pump doesn't come in time to fit it today I'll try
>welding the pulley boss back on the one that came off as a short-term
>solution, and sacrifice the 18-quid-odd that I might get as a refund. I
>don't need the vehicle off the road, 's a pain in the butt. Provided the
>pulley can't actually fall off, it doesn't need to drive anything much - the
>load created by the water pump itself is minimal.
well, hammered the pulley and boss back on (quite a tight fit) and to be on
the safe side I made a couple of small tack welds to between the pulley and
the end of the shaft...
and the f*cker went about 6 miles and fell off again. 's definitely going
So now the motor's immobilised in a car park about 4 miles away, 'til I get
and fit a new pump - of which no sign today, useless bastard couriers...
Feck arse feck, as Fr. Jack would say.
What beats me is why the sod falls off in the first place - the amount of
power transmitted from the pulley to the pump shaft is minimal, and the belt
should, I'd have thought, tend to keep it aligned - it's got to move at
least 1/2" out of line to fall off.
 apart from being defective, of course.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
my opinions are just that
"The breezy call of incense-breathing Morn, The swallow twittering
from the strawbuilt shed, The cock's shrill clarion, or the echoing
horn, No more shall rouse them from their lowly bed."
Thomas Gray, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.