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aux coolant pump (was Re: post holiday/pre holiday excitement)

I'm probably overdue with respect to aux coolant pump failure (104K) and
have been thinking about a proper bypass to keep handy when it lets go. It
looks like a 1/2" 90 deg (copper) elbow would be about right--or would 3/4"
dia. be better?

Phil R.
'91 200q

>Date: Sat, 02 Jan 1999 08:17:30 -0800
>From: Wolff <quattro200@earthlink.net>
>Subject: Re: post holiday/pre holiday excitement....
>If you happen to be driving in town (25 mph) and happen to be looking in
>the mirror when the aux coolant pump lets go, you get to see a foot wide
>by 30 foot long (how long it takes to shut down) splash of coolant
>behind you on the road. BTDT recently. I now have a small length of pipe
>to use as a bypass stored in the car for when the new pump lets go.
>It'll be about 8 years before this car needs it I figure.  Rad and
>coolant pump both have let go recently, so I think age comes into it as
>much as mileage (95k here).

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