New noise... Squeaking

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  1. Bandit723

    Bandit723 Veteran Member

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    Dude your spell check is broken.
     
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    I tried to find an actual material sheet on both but couldn't. My guess is in the impellers angle being slightly different, maybe. It's kinda a catch-22 I think with more flow there's less contact time within the radiator to actually cool the fluid, whereas heavy duty would imply stouter bearing and such. When you think of dead-heading against a closed thermostat (valve) I'd prefer heavy duty. When you start going high velocities the possibility of cavitiation comes into play and will ruin the impeller. I retired from a waterplant, we had pumps capable of 14MGD, it'll sound like it's sucking bb's until all h8ll breaks loose.


    best thing I found so far.
    https://www.vehiclemaintenanceandrepairs.com/gmb-water-pumps-review/
     
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    rather reliable, very old diagnostic tip ...
    while it's squeaking ... Selectively dribble a little water or beer or whatever on belt-pulley ... if squeaking stops or diminishes, you've found your culprit(s).
     
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    Ha! I'm so gonna go try that on my tractor for kicks.
     
  5. Twisted_Metal

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    I have belt dressing for that. ;)

    When it had no effect I started to suspect something other than a belt.

    I didn’t even try the belt dressing until after I swapped the alternator belt. :crazy:
     
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    haha, where's my kewpi doll lol!
     
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    Yep, works like a charm.
     
  9. Twisted_Metal

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    The new water pump is in.

    All new belts this year too.

    The old pump was definitely junk.
    A little slop in the bearing(s) and it did not spin smoothly.
    (It dragged every 45* of rotation.)

    The fan/clutch is perfectly tight with no wiggle now.

    I got the pump at AutoZone because the old one had a lifetime warranty and it lasted 13 years.

    It came with gaskets and was painted black.

    I masked and painted it before installation.
    (I like the contrast of silver parts against a black engine.)

    Old vs new…
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    The old gaskets didn’t want to scrape off the engine so I used a wire wheel on a drill.
    That worked VERY well.

    upload_2021-9-19_13-48-43.jpeg

    So clean and shiny…
    The silver paint reflects the red underside of the hood.

    upload_2021-9-19_13-52-3.jpeg

    No broken or lost hardware and I only dribbled a little antifreeze on the floor.

    It should be ready for the last car shows of the season now. :D
     
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    I remember some of those gasket issues in spots on some cars so awkward that I couldn’t get anything more than a razor blade in there to “slice” the old gasket material off. :eek:
     

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