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Date:         Mon, 27 Dec 2004 07:11:05 -0500
Reply-To:     Jonce Fancher <streetbugs@WHISPLLC.COM>
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From:         Jonce Fancher <streetbugs@WHISPLLC.COM>
Subject:      Re: vanagon water pump Q?
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Hi all i agree also i was just trying to take the easy way out and when you do that it bites you in the butt. so as usual i will be pulling the pump and T-stat housing and replacing a few of the ugly coolant lines. the bus only has 20k on it so i will do a system flush and fill and burp. i just replaced the T fittings for the rear heater and last night replaced all the High pressure fuel line to reduce the fire factor. the bus now lives inside during the winters and is down till spring so it is time for PM for miles of good times.

also can i use fuel line for the coolant hoses?? thanks Jonce

>Well if you have blue coolant leaking then I would guess that you dont need >to bleed the whole system. If you already bought the pump, might as well put >it on. I mean you have to take the pump off to replace the seal so >preventative maintanence would suggest a pump replacement. Nothing worse >than putting the old pump back on and having it leak 5 month later.

>FYI, tighten the belt just enough that it doesnt squeal. This will prolong >the life of the pump due to less preloading on the bearing. This is the #1 >cause of water pump failure (overtightening the belt).

>Chris DeLong >Fine Tuning >206.522.5503 > >Seattle, WA USA

>>From: Jonce Fancher <streetbugs@WHISPLLC.COM> >>Reply-To: Jonce Fancher <streetbugs@WHISPLLC.COM> >>To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM >>Subject: vanagon water pump Q? >>Date: Sun, 26 Dec 2004 21:21:50 -0500 >> >>Hi all >>ive got a 84 vanangon and the blue coolant is coming from the seam on the >>case to the water pump. the water pump itself isnt leaking. so the question >>is, >>should i R/R the pump anyway. i just bought one since i thought it was >>pewking, or just replace the seal from case to pump. also using my average >>plus >>mechanical skills what kinda time do you think it would take? no A/C or >>power steering. also should i be doing a full system flush and fill then >>burp the system of >>course or just fill and bleed? sorry my skills with water products are >>limited since im a air head and learning to be a water head. this is for >>the 84 with now 22,000 >>miles original on it. thanks Jonce

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