to update ya'll
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.
"yea, its my beater car..."