Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Southern California
Water pump mechanical seal question
I think I already know the answer but wanted to toss it out there to see what you guys thought.
I just replaced the oil and mechanical seals on the water pump due to water in the oil, (which led to oil blowing past the piston rings and out through the carb, which destroyed the rings and led to new top end, seriously my luck sucks)..
Anyhow with how my luck has been, I went for my "ride it like you stole it" first break in ride (to get the rings seated) and made it about 10 mins before both my temp gauges went too high for my liking and I shut it down when I noticed coolant dripping out of the weep hole, and it wasn't just a little bit. So much for the seal change.
My question is, do you think it's possible to just change out the two seals on the impeller and not remove the other one that you press into the case? Or am I being an idiot but not replacing all of them? I've seen the video on how to remove the pressed in seal without pulling of the side of the case as well.
I know, I know when you buy a new mechanical seal you get both pieces, but if I don't have to go through the pain of digging out the pressed one it makes it a bit easier, plus I don't have to drain the oil. (To be on the safe side)
Anywho, I've got the new seals inbound along with the thermo bob 2 mod and I might sport for a new tusk radiator if I can't get the water temp stabilized.
Thank you in advance,