Not too long ago i posted up that i blew my radiator and my cooling system was giving me problems.....the woes of many with the M50.
Anyway, i basicly narrowed it down to the water pump which needed to be checked and removed for inspection. HOWEVER the bolts on the pulley did not comply, and therefore were snapped.
Well upon removal of the old pump, it was being quite stubborn at first.....this was because the impellar on the inside was snapped! It seems it was lodged in the block and chunks of the brittle plastic were laying beside it.
I did install the new "high peformance" pump, new thermostat, radiator, hoses, and so forth. Tomarrow i will be reinstalling the fan clutch and fan to complete the job.
Ill let you all know if its something bigger than the water pump, such as the head gasket.
the mechanical drive shaft snapped off the impellar....and the impeller itself wasnt looking to happy. The plastic peices snapped off and it was a mess.
I fired up the car today....NO WHITE SMOKE! YAY. anyway....after driving it for a bit, stayed at normal operating temp.
Once i parked it, i popped the hood and stood on the drivers side to check my phone......then BOOM.....the return line to the radiator blew off, spraying radiator fluid all over the engine, the ground AND ME....yea that sucked especially since it was hot.
I think that one of the plastic peices might have made its way into the block and obstructed a passageway......or i just overlooked and didnt tighten the clamp strong enough. We'll see tomarrow
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