Originally Posted by sailorboy1
I looked into just quicky the other day and it looks I can get an aftermarket pump for around $130. Bet if I get one I guarantee that I will NEVER need it.
For that kind of money
, Iíd carry one, I have a spare aftermarket starter in stores. I used to say that about keeping a spare, but I have had to use my fresh water electric pump
spare, and just about two hours ago pulled my Watermaker
boost pump spare out of spares and installed it.
What is your source?
I think your right about the belt thing, with the super high tension people are running to keep belts from slipping, that has to be a factor on water pump bearing wear, and possibly the crankshaft front bearing as well.
It seems at least on automobiles that the bearing wears in the waterpump, that allows the shaft to wobble, that wears the seal and you get a leak, usually itís a very slow leak and will leak slowly for hundreds or thousands of miles. What usually keys me in is the smell of pancake syrup when I park the car, I swear hot antifreeze
to me smells just like syrup.