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> >> Water Pump - 95 Camaro
> >> Hi *****,
> >> My dad put that new water pump on our 95 Camaro yesterday.
> > Just out of curosity he pulled the old one apart and found that it had a steel seal seat. Just wondering if that is the norm as they have been using ceramic ones for about 20 years now?
> >> Leanne
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> > Leanne.. don't know the the history of when they changed but I do know
> > they
> > were having some seal problems with the LT water pumps & its not the
> > engine
> > to have problems with since the dissy is a the front as well and minute
> > water vapor problems can cause missing etc. It may be why.
> > *****
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> It missed all right - spewed water all over the drag strip at Warwick and
> had to get towed home to gold coast
Hopefully someone has realised the
> problem with their seals and got those slantly eyes putting in the right
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Leanne, Cam driven water pump.. with all the tension of the pulleys and
accessories, .. They MUST know what they're doing but it seems for drag
racing or heavy use.. maybe its not either the engine to have or some
electric retro fit pump is the answer.
Like you say cam driven which means that its only doing half engine speed
and that it has no load or tension from pulleys or accessories. Anyhow not
to matter as old one is being done up with ceramic seal seat.
I think I'm starting to annoy him now,
oke: first he says there's been a problem with them and now he's telling me that maybe it's not the engine to be drag racing with....well that's what it's been built up to do and had $$$ spent on it so it can be drag raced. Took it to the gearbox guy last month to get pressures tested and he (who also races out at the drags) said it was one of the best street driveable /drag cars he had taken for a drive.