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jake
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Water pump

Post by jake » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:08 pm

Gentlemen, should the water pump on a k95 Hercules engine leak a little for lubrication or should it be repaired THANKS JAKE

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Matt Smith
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Re: Water pump

Post by Matt Smith » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:50 am

Hi Jake, mine leak a tad. but a rebuild aint no big thing, and worth doing over the winter. Not worth the risk. You can get kits and do it yourself. Or send to get rebuilt.
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Re: Water pump

Post by Bilge Rat » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:13 am

If it's leaking from the weep hole near where it mounts to the engine block, it most definitely needs rebuilding. There's a good chance if you see water at the weep hole, water may be entering the engine and mixing with the oil. Leaking from the covers isn't as bad, but it could cause a loss of water pressure delivered to the engine and leaks generally do not get better they get worse.

Except in Matt's case where a cracked leaking exhaust manifold miraculously healed itself by rusting!
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Re: Water pump

Post by jfrprops » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:06 am

now now....don't pooh pooh that cured by rusting deal....I have seen it work too....lazy man's repair.
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Re: Water pump

Post by Matt Smith » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:14 am

Ha! No one was more shocked than me! Great advice bilge rat
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1958 Chris-Craft 17' Cavalier
1937 16' Special Racer
1968 40' Rice Trawler
1968 11' Crab Skiff
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Re: Water pump

Post by Bilge Rat » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:44 am

Rust never sleeps!
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