Thank you very much for all your advice. Really is much appreciated
MiniMan wrote:Hi mate, Did this recently so will do my best to offer my advice
Sam that's a fantastic service guide you posted fella, thanks a lot for taking the time to post it here. Reading through it a few times it don't seem quite as daunting now... but I know that's only if everything goes as smoothly as it sounded like it did for you mate. Hearing the stories of "snapped" water pump bolts really worries me too but suppose I can get as far as the "removal of pump" stage if the bolts really don't wanna play ball then I def wont force it to the point of snapping it off...last famous words......
Mc Tool wrote:
Im thinkin your not a F1 technician
and this is the sort of seemingly simple task that can turn to shit in an instant.
Hamish, cant argue with you there about my mechanical experience mate, and you dead right about how a simple..ish job can turn bad...
This is usually a job I would have handed my capri into my mechanic to do, hence learnig jack shit on how to do it myself so I think its about bloody time I gave these sort of jobs a go myself...thus also saving me £££ but more importantly building up my confidence to take on jobs I would otherwise pass up.
Last year I did renew the front brakes,( calipers, pipes, discs, pads) and was a brilliant way to actually see how they are set up.
Its only since I been on this great forum getting the help/advice I have, that I have had the confidence to do more jobs myself without the need for a more competent mechanic to help me, so thanks to all so far
dan the capri fan wrote:yes only replace if its broke mate... you need a special viscous fan spanner
Dan, thanks mate will def invest in a viscous spanner mate. Reason I was thinking of replacing the pump was I saw a bit of a very slight drip(nothing serious yet) the other day that "seemed" to be from the water pump housing where bolted to engine, but have since found another drip from one of the rad hoses. As I will be draining the system to replace both rad hoses I thought to be on safe side might as well do the pump as well as probably been on engine for quite a few years anyway...don't know what the "expected" life these pumps usually have ? I will check this "drip" again as car is up on axles at moment so can get right underneath to have a good nose around.
Thanks again for your advice chaps , I will keep you posted what I end up doing
All the best,