[Vwdiesel] talking water pump

David Cook vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 7 12:54:20 EST 2005


I had the bearings go bad in my Corrado's waterpump a
couple years ago.  We were in the drive through at a
burger joint, and were planning on driving up to the
Grand Canyon for the night.

Instead, we pushed the car to the parking lot of a
local hotel and stayed there!

The next day, I was able to free up the pump (I think
the impellers were caught on the block or something). 
Then, I bought a different belt that was more loose on
the WP pulley (and bypassed the power steering pulley)
and we drove home.  The drive home was like 16 hours,
and we did it straight through.  Then I drove the car
like this for another week before I could change the
pump.  It growled and growled, but never leaked and
the car never overheated.

So, you could be able to go awhile longer, just don't
hot-rod it!


--- Pam & Doug Boes <db53248 at alltel.net> wrote:
> Today my water pump started screeching
> intermittantly. I lifted the hood 
> and pulled the throttle to identify it and it looked
> like the pully was 
> wobbling. How long can I continue running like this
> since there isn't 
> any coolant coming from the weep hole, yet? How
> difficult is the 
> replacement through the riders side wheel well?
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David Cook
Red '86 Cabriolet Diesel Powered
Red '90 g60 Corrado 
Brown and White '78 Westy Campmobile "Bear"
and others in various states of disrepair
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