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Old 05-17-2008, 04:55 PM
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My water pump is leaking around the bottom seal. I'm looking for a Ford replacement.
I've seen Part #M-8501-C50 which is a direct replacement formy stock unit. My motor is stock and all original. Should I look towards a high volume unit? Will it help any? I do mainly back highway driving and the temp only creeps above normal when sitting with the air on.
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Old 05-17-2008, 05:22 PM
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the high volume pumps will flow more coolant at idle, it couldnt hurt. just be carefull with the long bolts on the pump when removing, they have a tendency of corroding inside the timing chain cover then when you go to remove them they snap off. spray some good penetrating oil on em before you start tearing it down. simple project but possible headache. if they snap off then you gotta pull the timing chain cover to get the broken bolt out.
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If it is just leaking at the bottom part of the gasket and has no cooling problems just try to tighten the bottom bolts a little to see if it stops.
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