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Discussion in 'Engine Topic' started by Twisted_Metal, Sep 12, 2021.
Dude your spell check is broken.
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.
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).
Ha! I'm so gonna go try that on my tractor for kicks.
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.
haha, where's my kewpi doll lol!
Yep, works like a charm.
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…
The old gaskets didn’t want to scrape off the engine so I used a wire wheel on a drill.
That worked VERY well.
So clean and shiny…
The silver paint reflects the red underside of the hood.
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.
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.