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Offline SteveS

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« on: November 28, 2009, 17:46:11 PM »
A hungarian guy, who lives in Leeds, bought a Sierra few days ago. It's a 1990 XR4x4 v6. He has some trouble with the car. Water runs near by the water pump.
Any help-a number or an adress of a good mechanic, who doesn't want to get rich in his car-would be appreciated.
Of course if anyone has some info about the car, please let us know.
Thanks in advance.

Steve
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2009, 19:33:13 PM »

Hi
Start a post in the 12V engine section or the turbo section.

Give details of the problem & some pictures so we can help your friend the best we can.

There is a couple of pipes in that area or is it comming from the head gaskets or the V inlet or the actual waterpump housing??????

The better the information the better we can help.

As for a garage no idea as I am a long way from Leeds
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2009, 21:20:10 PM »
Hi Dave!

Thanks for your answer.  

This guy joined our forum last week. He did't even know that he bought a unique sierra. I think he's not that kind of DIY guy, so what he really needs is a garage. As i read his last post he says that the water comes from behind the pulley of the pump and it's shaft is also clucking, so it obviously needs to be refitted IMO.
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2009, 22:43:28 PM »
Some pumps have a hidden hole behind the pully which leaks when the pump seals are worn out.  It's to warn you the pump may fail soon.  If it's a leaky pump then he just needs a new pump so check where the leak's coming from.

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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2009, 07:40:57 AM »
Quote from: Mikey'J
Some pumps have a hidden hole behind the pully which leaks when the pump seals are worn out. It's to warn you the pump may fail soon.
Thanks for this info Mikey!  I never understood that 'hole thing' near the seal.
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If it's a leaky pump then he just needs a new pump so check where the leak's coming from.
Yes, it leaks at the seal, the shaft also clucks.

But i'm still lokking for a mechanic, cause he could not do the job on his own. (He already tried some garages but they told him that the car is too old and they don't want to work on it.)
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2009, 11:38:47 AM »

They won't touch it as the bolts could well be hard to remove without snapping them.

A water pump is easy to do as long as the bolts don't break.

Tell him to start squirting everyday WD40 on to all of them now to help prevent them breaking.

You need the pump & gasket.

Also a good idea to change the bolts for stainless steel versions.
Dave

 

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