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Old 11-29-2005, 08:08 PM   #11
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Wow, you SSEi guys got some mileage out of your pumps! My series II SE pump went out around 44,000 miles.
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When mine broke,the pump "locked up" the pump shaft/pulley angled about 10-15 degrees due to the engine still running, causing the belt to slip off. The ensuing loss of power steering & alternator caught me off guard. Luckily I was only 3 blocks from home. Felt like an old NASCAR stocker without power steering!

Upon removing the water pump (more involved as you all well know, Series 1) I found that the front cover that the water pump bolts to, has a gouge from the impeller when the shaft angled. Needless to say, I didn't want to fix that at this time, it'* a more major project to replace the front cover (I might have tried JB Weld!), so I just installed another rebuilt pump. The end result is that the Bonnie runs a little hotter on the temp gage, probally from coolant bypassing thru the groove cut by the impeller.
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Wow, you SSEi guys got some mileage out of your pumps! My series II SE pump went out around 44,000 miles.
131,000 on the original in my 99 and still functioning like a champ!
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as far as know mine is orinigal stil going strong have 166 on the clock
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Wow, you SSEi guys got some mileage out of your pumps! My series II SE pump went out around 44,000 miles.
They make things more durable because they had a feeling about how we might drive them.
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my 96 is still going strong @ 83k but my 90 was eating pumps due to the shorter a/c bypass belt I was running.
I've since fixed that when it threw the belt and broke the crank sensor.
I expext the 90 pump to last 60 or 70 k now.
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