So I went off to autolusso about 2 weeks ago to pick up some bits and pieces for my nightmare gtv.
One of the things that I asked for was the waterpump gasket - needing one since I was going to swap the brand new belt kit and water pump from the engine that suffered bubbles in the expansion tank and white smoke after 100 miles of the work being completed (not by myself, I paid someone to do it).
Ned immediately tells me "be careful with the waterpump bolts as they are easy to break...really easy to break, also there is a shorter bolt and what happens is people break off the bolts and re-fit the waterpump with the shorter bolt in the wrong place....what will happen is that the waterpump will not seal"...
Get back to my garage, look at the engine which I replaced and what do I see?
So this caused the problems with my engine...I am sure of it, I used to get water on the floor, waterpump side. Also most of the other bolts were loose - it was being held together with sealant! GRRRR I repeat...I didn't do this work AND I paid for it (in two ways)!
I really do not know how people can do a waterpump replacement in-situ! The bolts are so easy to shear off! On the replacement engine, I was REALLY careful and rocked the bolts back and forth applying lubricant and I still managed to brake 2 off! Luckily they snapped enough for me to remove them.
Will post pics up of the replacement engine with the new water pump - proper job that was....cleaned off all the remaining gasket, cleaned the waterpump holes, applied tiny amount of copper grease to each one (as per Ned's instructions). However, this is much easier to do with the engine out!
Anyone know the torque for the waterpump bolts?