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HighLonesome 04-27-2013 09:02 AM

Just did my 6th water pump in the last 3 years
 
Second Flowkooker in a row. Before that 2 Mopars. Before that 2 NAPA. The NAPA ones were junk and started making bearing noise. The 4 Flowkoolers and Mopars all started leaking from the weephole. I'm wondering WTF.

jm8881 04-27-2013 09:55 AM

Are you using the correct belt? Is your clutch fan in good shape? The only thing I can think of that will continually kill water pumps is too much stress on the bearings.

riot1987 04-27-2013 10:02 AM

6 seems a bit excessive ..I dont even change my oil that often in 3 years;)

ratmonkey 04-27-2013 10:40 AM

Still using a clutch fan?

lostbiker 04-27-2013 02:22 PM

Sounds like a bad clutch fan I would switch to the e-fan I'm about to that one I get my heater core and fuel pump taken car of

HighLonesome 04-28-2013 10:09 AM

I was running the Mopar efan but I switched to clutch fan about a year ago. Doesn't seem to matter. The Flowkooler instructions say the pump might leak through the weephole at first until the seal laps in. I'm going out to look now.

She ran great yesterday. Never went about 200*. 70* day.

Uniblurb 04-28-2013 10:57 AM

Know you know how to tension a belt but are the pulleys lined up straight on your 5.9 transplant? Any pulleys replaced like PSP? Bypassing your AC compressor which doesn't work? Just digging for suggestions....

HighLonesome 04-28-2013 11:49 AM

AC compressor is long gone. I have the recommended shorter belt.

The belt is aligned perfectly and there is no obvious wear on the belt.

The new water pump is not leaking! See how long that lasts.

Foundrydude 04-28-2013 06:00 PM

Same truck for all these pumps? You may have some casting sand or other grit moving through the system

HighLonesome 04-28-2013 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Foundrydude (Post 15360817)
Same truck for all these pumps? You may have some casting sand or other grit moving through the system

Could radiator stop leak cause it?

newfieZJ 04-29-2013 05:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HighLonesome (Post 15361089)
Could radiator stop leak cause it?

Can't say yay or nay from experience but it sure sounds logical to me .

riot1987 04-29-2013 07:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HighLonesome (Post 15361089)
Could radiator stop leak cause it?

Ive heard that **** isnt too good for your cooling system. Whens the last time you flushed everything?

HighLonesome 04-29-2013 07:41 AM

Never.

I replace the coolant that I drain when I do the water pump, which is often.

Guess its time.

riot1987 04-29-2013 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by HighLonesome (Post 15362742)
Never.

I replace the coolant that I drain when I do the water pump, which is often.

Guess its time.

Give it a shot. Im not 100% positive but I could see some of that filler gunk getting places where it shouldnt be and causing some issues

HighLonesome 04-29-2013 07:47 AM

thanks
I'm even going to drain the block if I can get the plugs out.


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