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Old 05-15-2013, 04:56 PM   #31
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My bet is the water pump is leaking through its weep hole which indicates its seal has gone bad & the bearings aren't far behind.
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I'm guessing you need a new water pump, gasket, and serpentine belt. The belt would have gotten damaged when it was forced to slide over the unmoving water pump pulley.
I bought a new water pump, and fan clutch (just to be on the safe side). The serpentine belt looks good. I researched water pump replacement, and the videos I watched, make me think it's pretty straight forward. I'll let you know how it goes.

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my bet is the water pump is leaking through its weep hole which indicates its seal has gone bad & the bearings aren't far behind.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:58 PM   #33
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You did'nt mention wether your new radiator came with a new cap or not if it did'nt put a new one one. Your old radiator cap should have vented pressure into the recovery tank long before it could build up enough to blow the top off your radiator tank. Unless you had a previousley cracked or damaged tank to begin with.
Glad you did'nt get hurt! I saw one of my techs go running across the shop with his skin hanging from his face one time when something very similar happened.
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:35 PM   #34
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You did'nt mention wether your new radiator came with a new cap or not if it did'nt put a new one one. Your old radiator cap should have vented pressure into the recovery tank long before it could build up enough to blow the top off your radiator tank. Unless you had a previousley cracked or damaged tank to begin with.
I ordered a new cap... just in case. After I removed the old water pump I found a that the metal inlet hose that attaches to the water pump was severely rusted, and had a hole in it (not 100% sure if I caused the hole when I removed the hose).

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I'm guessing you need a new water pump, gasket, and serpentine belt. The belt would have gotten damaged when it was forced to slide over the unmoving water pump pulley.


I also bought a new serpentine belt and idler pulleys.

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Glad you did'nt get hurt! I saw one of my techs go running across the shop with his skin hanging from his face one time when something very similar happened.
Yeah, I consider myself very lucky to have not been closer to the engine bay when she blew. I was literally walking around to front of the engine, to see what the noise was, when the radiator exploded.

I'll post pictures when I reinstall everything.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:47 PM   #35
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Got the water pump (with gasket), and new fan clutch.





and when I took off the old water pump, I went to remove the hard hose, and found a hole!!!



So, had to order a new metal hose, idler pulleys, and serpentine belt. Everything in tomorrow!

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Old 05-23-2013, 10:12 PM   #36
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When you do the rest of this job, please take a BUNCH of pictures of each step & do a complete write up on the H2O pump swap. There are already a couple of DIY's out there but, like any DIY job, there can be differences. The more pictures & the more DIY's, the better.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:05 AM   #37
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Don't you just love it when something so simple winds up creating total chaos? U start out painting the frame and body mounts and now you are replacing the radiator and chasing leaks. I thought I was the only one who could have this type of thing happen to them.
A couple of years ago I dropped the rubber magneto drive couplings down inside our plane's motor reinstalling the magneto. I was able to fish one out but wound up pulling the motor so I could lift it up high enough to drop the oil pan. The rubber coupling half was stuck in the accessory case. I was 45 mins from running the plane when it happened. Needless to say it was a 2 day setback. But in the process I found a potentially major problem with the alternator mount and was able to fix it before failed. So hopefully when you find all the issues and fix them you will be better off than you were before. I tell myself crap like that to make myself feel better about being so unlucky at times LOL!
Good luck and please keep us updated on what you find.

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