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Old 12-11-2009, 02:50 PM   #1
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The last week or so,,, every now and then I would hear a strange growl/squeal from under the hood, of course stop lift the hood and it stops before I get there !!!!!

2 days ago I started getting a whiff of antifreeze,,,,, ok now we are on to something,,,, w/p (thats a water pump for Bill ) probably going south, Ill have to replace that over the weekend.

Weekend,,,, ya ok not so much !!!!!

Last night on the way home heater started blowing cold, and the guage creeped up to 240 ish.

Fortunatly I was less then a mile from the house when it let loose.

Only made it 90 K,,,,,good thing they are cheap !!!!!

Looks like it would be alot easier of a job if it wasnt an SSEI.

Thinking if I pull the coolant resevoir I can sneak it out/in that way

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To most your post will be about as clear as a opening their eyes in a mud puddle.

You apparently had a coolant elbow fail is what I'm gathering. Since it only takes 30 minutes to swap. Get to it.
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OK,,, made it a lil clearer for ya !!!! hahahaha

Grabbed the pump pulley and its very loose,,,, I will check that elbow to though,,,,,Thanks !!!!

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Darn..I'm off my game. I figured the noise was coolant on the belt.
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Thats why I brushed it off at first,,,, just had our first good winter storm here,,,,drove through some puddles and slush,,,, figured it was that in the belts/pullies,,,,, until I got a few whiffs of A/F ( thats antifreeze ) hahahahaha.

Oh well,,,, just turned the heat up in the garage gonna head out and tear into it now.
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the WP is easy, SSEi or not, about 30 min tops for the swap, and thats working slow
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Pat I think you bend time somehow, I mean I've done an SS M90 swap in 1 and a half hours on a hot engine but still
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Wasnt bad at all


was an hour start to finish ,,,, and clean up put tools away and clean the floor.

Car cold sitting since last night

An actual just pump change with everything 3 feet from you no clean up ect,,,, yeah,,, I can see 1/2 hr

Found out what the squeeling was,,,,, I cant turn the pump by hand off the car,,,,, AND it was eating into the base !!!!

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