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Old 10-02-2005, 09:40 PM   #1
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Default I wish all waterpumps were this easy!

put a new waterpump on the Reatta today, took my time but it was pretty easy and easy to access. I wish they were all like that! Love that LN3
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I wish mine was that easy. I stripped two holes. Had to drill out and Helicoil em.
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bleeding the air was the hardest part and all that took was time
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I remember my water pump being very easy to change. The hardest part was scraping all the old gasket material off the block.
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I remember my water pump being very easy to change. The hardest part was scraping all the old gasket material off the block.
your very right!
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The hardest part for my dad and I was -- of all things -- sourcing out the water pump on a Sunday afternoon (before 5pm). One Canadian Tire location was out of stock, surprisingly enough, for something as common as the LN3. Had to tool down to another location down the road, and all was good.
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The original pump on the '89 Bonneville we had in 1995 failed at 120k miles 60 miles east of Great Falls, Montana, in November at dusk. I had picked one up along with a set of tools the night before because I thought it was making too much noise for comfort. Took about 45 minutes changing it beside the road, somebody stopped to help and got water from a near-by house for me to add enough to make it to GF, told me where to leave the water can after we got back on the road.

Same pump was still on the car when it was totalled at 170k in 1997.

About the only thing easier to change is the alternator.
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