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Old August 18th, 2016, 12:45 AM
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Thumbs up Well after 21 years...

...my water pump sh!t the bed (it's the original water pump)
Looks like I'll be wrench'n this weekend...
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Old August 18th, 2016, 06:06 AM
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Hope you get another 21 years out of the new one.
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Old August 18th, 2016, 07:48 AM
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how many miles/hours are on it....thats gotta be some record! (personal one anyhow...)
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Old August 18th, 2016, 07:50 AM
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Damn good water pump. Made outta granite or something?
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Old August 18th, 2016, 08:03 AM
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Any indication it was on its way out?
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Old August 18th, 2016, 08:04 AM
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Slippery slope....fix one thing.....you know whats going to happen next......
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Old August 18th, 2016, 10:46 AM
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It's got 94k miles on it.
It started to weep out of the bearing. Never over heated.

What are the torque specs for the bolts? The manual states 27nm for the larger bolts, what about the smaller bolts?
Also, do the longer bolts go into the water jacket? The manual states to use sealant on the longer bolts.

Maybe this should me moved to the tech section...
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Old August 18th, 2016, 11:13 AM
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Old August 18th, 2016, 12:28 PM
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BMW recommends replacing the water pump every 5 years or 50,000 miles as preventative maintenence. I'm sure it wouldn't be a bad idea to follow the same routine for a Rover engine.

Old school maintenance schedule:

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/at...7&d=1322676627
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Old August 18th, 2016, 02:18 PM
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BMW recommends replacing the water pump every 5 years or 50,000 miles as preventative maintenence. I'm sure it wouldn't be a bad idea to follow the same routine for a Rover engine. Old school maintenance schedule: https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/at...7&d=1322676627
Cars I've owned with timing belts, have them replaced at the same time as the belt and its tensioner.
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Yes, the longer ones go into the water jacket.

You'll know because when you take them out it'll pee on the floor
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Old August 18th, 2016, 03:04 PM
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Buy genuine

I'm not so sure any more...

One domestic retailer charges $299 for a OEM water pump for a RRC or $89 for the aftermarket brand...

The last time I compared side by side a few years ago it was hard to justify the price difference....

Is it really worth 3x the price??


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Old August 18th, 2016, 05:50 PM
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Yes, the longer ones go into the water jacket.

You'll know because when you take them out it'll pee on the floor
Ok, so that explains why the shop manual state to use Loctite 572
Has anyone here used an alternative thread sealant?
Seems like everything but the kitchen sink is bolted to it...
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Old August 18th, 2016, 06:30 PM
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Last time I got a Genuine water pump it came in a LR box with a Genuine gasket. Also inside the box was the water pump in a plastic bag with an aftermarket paper gasket. I can't say I've seen many aftermarket water pumps fail. I've got ~40k miles on mine that I got from AB two years ago.

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What are the torque specs for the bolts? The manual states 27nm for the larger bolts, what about the smaller bolts?
I wouldn't use a torque wrench on those bolts unless you are getting new bolts because in my experience they will break. I also would recommend against using the bolt kit from AB.
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What's the issue with AB bolts?
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Old August 19th, 2016, 10:22 AM
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I had an aftermarket water pump fail in 10k miles on a DII. The original one had lasted over 300k. Those are both probably extreme cases in each direction, but when my D90's original one bit the dust (at just 72k miles) I replaced it with another genuine one.
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Old August 19th, 2016, 11:09 AM
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What's the issue with AB bolts?


It was a poorly put together kit when I got it. The bolts looked like the same thing you would get from a hardware store. It was missing one, and there were duplicates of others. I ended up tossing most of them and reusing the originals.
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Old August 19th, 2016, 01:19 PM
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Anybody have issues using the paper gasket over the $20 genuine gasket?
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Old August 19th, 2016, 01:27 PM
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Anybody have issues using the paper gasket over the $20 genuine gasket?
I always prefer silicone products over paper.

I mean, paper...really?

I would Right-Stuff that bad boy and it wont leak.

Ever.

After the Right-Stuff sets, you can remove the bolts and use them for sumpin' else....




(if you're not well versed in Right-Stuff, then use the paper gasket--it'll be fine)
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Old August 19th, 2016, 04:30 PM
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My fear with using right stuff is the water pump will be SOB to remove when needed...
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