HappyMdrsailor, I agree that proper servicing of the water
pump was mentioned, but many people dont realize that that should include the actual removal
of the impeller if the engine
wont be turned for several months (or years). If the motor
has sat with the impeller in it, the impeller should be trashed to avoid having a failure sometime after start up. Servicing means different things to different people. Just trying to make things clearer for the OP. ______Grant.