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Ah! It was all going along so nicely until a couple of weeks ago when I noticed the water temperature on my Brera beginning to rise while idling in traffic. Thankfully no damage (we think), but cue a visit to the mechanic nonetheless.

A point of possible interest is that she was blowing cool air through the vents while running hot, but behaving normally while running at the usual c.90º.

Through a process of elimination we are trying to identify the cause, and it's not the thermostat, radiator or a worn hose, and he has run tests to check if it's the head gasket, but it doesn't seem to be. Next item is the water pump, and my mechanic has told me that although he can see on his database that removal should be a 2-3 hour job, he doesn't see any way of doing it, short of taking the engine out.

So, I would like to ask the community, does anyone have experience of getting at the water pump on a 2.2JTS in a Brera?

If so is there any advice out there that I can pass on, or even possibly a link to somewhere where this operation is documented?

Any help or thoughts would be much appreciated.
 

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Perhaps you ought to seek an Alfa specialist near to you as they will know what they are doing.

There are these two videos showing how to do it on the ecotech engine of 2.4 l, they be be of help especially the use of the special tool. The ecotech engine is the GM engine the 2.2JTS engine is based upon. May be totally different but worth a comparison.


 

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Armoore, thank you. I really appreciate your suggestions.

I will pass this on to my mechanic and hope that he can get at the pump without having to drop the motor out.
 
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