GTC water pump replacement

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Post by Fred Warwick » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:09 am

Morning All

I need to replace my water pump and looking at the parts diagrams it seems I will need pump and gasket, plus all the thermostat gaskets - is that right?

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Post by scimjim » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:30 pm

Yep. I’d recommend the Ford (Capri, Granada, Sierra) 2.8 cologne Haynes manual for jobs like this as the Reliant books don’t have that kind of detail for the Cologne.


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Post by Jockyo » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:08 am

Hello Fred
I just did this job.
I would also suggest a new thermostat.
Its a little bit awkward getting the thermostat housings and gasket aligned for the bolts.
I held the gaskets with a small smear of grease and it worked perfectly.
Careful buying the pump as the pulley mount differs between cars from a round mount to a square ish one, have a look at current one


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Post by Fred Warwick » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:52 pm

Cheers. All done now, I followed the advice of Dennis Nicholls a few years back - put blue hylomar on the rear thermostat housing/gasket then partly assemble everything else dry. Tighten the thermostat housing bolts to put pressure on the joint, leave for a while then dismantle all the front pieces and the rear housing is effectively glued in place making the final assembly much easier.



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