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Went drag racing last weekend and the water pump went on the Camaro. This pump had only been put on the car 15000 miles ago. My dad / favorite mechanic pulled the pump apart today to find that it had a steel seal seat. Apparantly they have been using ceramic ones for about the last 20 years. Has anyone else had this problem??

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Reply from supplier:

> >>ORINGINAL EMAIL
> >> Water Pump - 95 Camaro
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> >> Hi *****,
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> >> 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?
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> >> Leanne

>HIS 1ST REPLY
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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.
> > *****

MY SECOND EMAIL
> 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
> ones
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> Leanne


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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.
*****

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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.

Cheers
Leanne

I think I'm starting to annoy him now, :poke: 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.
 

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Ever looked into getting an electric water pump?
 

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BoltOnZ said:
Ever looked into getting an electric water pump?
x2.. :thumbsup:
 

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Add a third vote for the electric water pump in there.
 

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BoltOnZ said:
Ever looked into getting an electric water pump?
Unfortuantely none of the three parts suppliers over here had one. Just a replacement one was $414 AUD ($395 USD) Might try and pick up an electric one in LA in December when over for holiday :) .
 

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Aussie Lt1 said:
Unfortuantely none of the three parts suppliers over here had one. Just a replacement one was $414 AUD ($395 USD) Might try and pick up an electric one in LA in December when over for holiday :) .
Holy crap...Not sure how much it would cost over there...but here through SDPC its only like 170 bucks for an EWP...you just gotta modify the stock pump housing.
 

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BoltOnZ said:
Ever looked into getting an electric water pump?
My meziere quit in my z after 1,000 and some change and wouldn't keep the car cool at all before it crapped out going back to mechanical boys and raising hell with meziere.
 

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I've had mine since June, and I'm sure I've put over 3000 miles on it with no problems on my CSR
 

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contraststriker said:
I've got 8000 miles on my CSR, no problems. CSR requires no fan shroud modification, go with them :thumbsup:
Bingo, that's why I went with the CSR, didn't have to modify anything except the pump housing itself.
 

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I'm taking it that CSR is the brand of electric water pump. We're definately going to pick one up while over there on holiday's. Can anyone tell me where I might find a supplier in or near the following places we're going to be visiting - New York city, Orlando, Las Vegas or Los Angeles. Actually somewhere in LA would be great as will have hire car there. Watch out for tourist's driving up wrong side of road. Always seem to do it at least once or twice when we visit :eek: Any info on a good fuel pump would also help :thumbsup:

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Combination Motorsports is in Las Vegas. I'm sure there are some SoCal shops too.
 

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Aussie Lt1 said:
I'm taking it that CSR is the brand of electric water pump. We're definately going to pick one up while over there on holiday's. Can anyone tell me where I might find a supplier in or near the following places we're going to be visiting - New York city, Orlando, Las Vegas or Los Angeles. Actually somewhere in LA would be great as will have hire car there. Watch out for tourist's driving up wrong side of road. Always seem to do it at least once or twice when we visit :eek: Any info on a good fuel pump would also help :thumbsup:

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Are you not a fan of ebay? They're on there all the time.
 

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Haven't had anything to do with ebay. But now I've got a bit of an idea of what I'm after shall give it a look, otherwise will just buy it when over in dec/jan

:thumbsup: Thanks for everyones help


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My mezerie pump has been on for 4 years and 18K miles.
 
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