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    Doing water pump today.....

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    What a coincidence Im doing the same thing today
    2013 Chrysler 200 Touring - Purchased 5/2/16 at 27,729
    2001 Lincoln Town Car Executive Series - Purchased 04/18/15 at 108,653, traded in 5/2/16 at 139,000
    1988 Mercury Grand Marquis LS - Purchased 6/26/11 at 82,610 totalled 4/16/15 at 137,000, Not my fault.
    1995 Cadillac Eldorado Sport Coupe - Purchased 6/2010 at 110,000 spun a main bearing 5/2011 at 135,000
    1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Inherited 10/2009 at 105,000 totalled 4/30/10 at 120K, My dumbass fault.
    1990 Toyota Camry DX - Inherited 7/2008 at 78,000 sold 10/2009 at 90,000


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    I had to stop half way because the rain became too annoying....
    I wanted to start the Heater Core today also.
    Unfortunately I can't work past 5 tonight & can't touch it again til Sunday afternoon.

    '10 Escape LTD, V6 AWD

    87 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire Station Wagon. 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, Boxed LCA's, Explorer Intake, 65mm T-body, 'Stang Cam, 'Stang Air tube, K&N, GT-40X Heads, 1" Spacer, 1 5/8 BBK's, 2.5" Pypes X-pipe w/high flow cats, Single Chamber Thunderbolts, B&M 'vertor, Po-lice Swaybars, Dead AOD.....

    '91 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park Station Wagon. K-Code, 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, MK VII LSC Engine, 'Stang Upper Intake, 'Stang Air Tube, K&N, 65 mm T-Body, 'Stang Headers, 'Stang Cat Pipe,'Stang Torque Convertor, 2 Chamber Thunderbolts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitymerc View Post
    I had to stop half way because the rain became too annoying....
    I threw my back out when I got up this morn, had to wait for a part & didn't get started till around 10:30.
    even with the rain delay I am almost done w/the water pump.

    Have to exchange the u rad hose & a heater hose so I am done for the day......

    '10 Escape LTD, V6 AWD

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    '91 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park Station Wagon. K-Code, 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, MK VII LSC Engine, 'Stang Upper Intake, 'Stang Air Tube, K&N, 65 mm T-Body, 'Stang Headers, 'Stang Cat Pipe,'Stang Torque Convertor, 2 Chamber Thunderbolts...

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    I just started mine about 3:30 old one is off now gonna eat, and then back to work on the new one.
    2013 Chrysler 200 Touring - Purchased 5/2/16 at 27,729
    2001 Lincoln Town Car Executive Series - Purchased 04/18/15 at 108,653, traded in 5/2/16 at 139,000
    1988 Mercury Grand Marquis LS - Purchased 6/26/11 at 82,610 totalled 4/16/15 at 137,000, Not my fault.
    1995 Cadillac Eldorado Sport Coupe - Purchased 6/2010 at 110,000 spun a main bearing 5/2011 at 135,000
    1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Inherited 10/2009 at 105,000 totalled 4/30/10 at 120K, My dumbass fault.
    1990 Toyota Camry DX - Inherited 7/2008 at 78,000 sold 10/2009 at 90,000


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    Estimate of time to complete this job, if you tried within a day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 79lincolnlover View Post
    Estimate of time to complete this job, if you tried within a day?
    started workin on mine about 3:30 stopped to eat about 6 and finally got it done about 10:00 pm. Its not a hard job its just a ton of stuff to tear apart and normally difficult rusty bolts. id say around 5 or 6 hours your first time could probably get it down to 3 or 4 with experience. This was my first so yeah about 6 hours.
    2013 Chrysler 200 Touring - Purchased 5/2/16 at 27,729
    2001 Lincoln Town Car Executive Series - Purchased 04/18/15 at 108,653, traded in 5/2/16 at 139,000
    1988 Mercury Grand Marquis LS - Purchased 6/26/11 at 82,610 totalled 4/16/15 at 137,000, Not my fault.
    1995 Cadillac Eldorado Sport Coupe - Purchased 6/2010 at 110,000 spun a main bearing 5/2011 at 135,000
    1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Inherited 10/2009 at 105,000 totalled 4/30/10 at 120K, My dumbass fault.
    1990 Toyota Camry DX - Inherited 7/2008 at 78,000 sold 10/2009 at 90,000


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    I should have mentioned this yesterday.... the WP bolts came out no prob w/3/8 ratchet.....

    Tech tip... I used lots of antisieze when I replaced it 10 +/- years ago (not just on the threads, but on the shafts of the bolts also).

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    '91 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park Station Wagon. K-Code, 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, MK VII LSC Engine, 'Stang Upper Intake, 'Stang Air Tube, K&N, 65 mm T-Body, 'Stang Headers, 'Stang Cat Pipe,'Stang Torque Convertor, 2 Chamber Thunderbolts...

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    Water pump job is ~4 hours if you have all the required stuff and have done it a couple times. I've done mine too damn many times. Car used to shit a water pump about every 10k miles for a while until I finally got a pump that wasn't a piece of shit on there. Avoid reman pumps, they suck.

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    The W/P bolts on mine were quite troublesome so I used the handy air impact gun to get em out. Used plenty of rtv going back together even took the back plate off the pump and did both sides of the gasket. I also put never sieze on every single nut and bolt that I took apart on the way back together. And so far not a single drop has leaked.
    2013 Chrysler 200 Touring - Purchased 5/2/16 at 27,729
    2001 Lincoln Town Car Executive Series - Purchased 04/18/15 at 108,653, traded in 5/2/16 at 139,000
    1988 Mercury Grand Marquis LS - Purchased 6/26/11 at 82,610 totalled 4/16/15 at 137,000, Not my fault.
    1995 Cadillac Eldorado Sport Coupe - Purchased 6/2010 at 110,000 spun a main bearing 5/2011 at 135,000
    1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Inherited 10/2009 at 105,000 totalled 4/30/10 at 120K, My dumbass fault.
    1990 Toyota Camry DX - Inherited 7/2008 at 78,000 sold 10/2009 at 90,000


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    Quote Originally Posted by mercurygm88 View Post
    The W/P bolts on mine were quite troublesome so I used the handy air impact gun to get em out. Used plenty of rtv going back together even took the back plate off the pump and did both sides of the gasket. I also put never sieze on every single nut and bolt that I took apart on the way back together. And so far not a single drop has leaked.
    I still have to install the new rad hoses & fill it...Didn't think of rtv-ing the back plate, bummer.....

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    '91 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park Station Wagon. K-Code, 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, MK VII LSC Engine, 'Stang Upper Intake, 'Stang Air Tube, K&N, 65 mm T-Body, 'Stang Headers, 'Stang Cat Pipe,'Stang Torque Convertor, 2 Chamber Thunderbolts...

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    I only did the backplate because the instructions with the pump said to which actually surprised me. I figured they'd pretty much tell me to just slap it on and go after i got over the initial surprise of it even having any instructions.
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    2001 Lincoln Town Car Executive Series - Purchased 04/18/15 at 108,653, traded in 5/2/16 at 139,000
    1988 Mercury Grand Marquis LS - Purchased 6/26/11 at 82,610 totalled 4/16/15 at 137,000, Not my fault.
    1995 Cadillac Eldorado Sport Coupe - Purchased 6/2010 at 110,000 spun a main bearing 5/2011 at 135,000
    1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Inherited 10/2009 at 105,000 totalled 4/30/10 at 120K, My dumbass fault.
    1990 Toyota Camry DX - Inherited 7/2008 at 78,000 sold 10/2009 at 90,000


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    Quote Originally Posted by mercurygm88 View Post
    The W/P bolts on mine were quite troublesome so I used the handy air impact gun to get em out.
    I already mentioned how lucky you are that you didn't break any of them, right?


    I always RTV the back of the pump also. Might not actually have to, but I think huge coolant leaks are really annoying.




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    Today is Heater Core Day

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitymerc View Post
    Today is Heater Core Day

    ouch i hate heater cores. when mine goes i have somebody im paying to put the new one in. i aint rippin the dash out of my lincoln.

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    today is heater core flush day for me when I get home. hoping seriously that I don't have to swap it out. That Lincoln is a nightmare behind the dash.

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    Did I luck out? ALLDATA shows 4.5 hours of work for my Merc's heater core, and the instructions don't seem TOO overwhelming...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight Drifter View Post
    Did I luck out? ALLDATA shows 4.5 hours of work for my Merc's heater core, and the instructions don't seem TOO overwhelming...
    It's not overwhelming. It's just that the car is almost 30 years old, it's been molested (wiring), brittle vacuum lines and the like. And if it's your first time... it's going to take longer than 4.5 hours...
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    I started it around 9:30, took my time, got distracted, took food breaks & stuff, still got it done before dinner. There are only 4 bolts left over! The hose from the core to the pipe @ the rear of the manifold was wrong. The one on it still has the tags, it is a Motorcraft dated 2002 which makes sense since I remembered it to be around 10 yrs ago that I built the thing.<br>br>As far as the restrictor, it doesn't have one. When the heater hose blew on my Mustang (car was only around a year old) general consensus was that the restrictor caused higher pressure that toasted the hose. I do beat on it from time to time, are they really useful?

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    I think what people would benefit from more would be a complete shutoff valve to the core. No flow, instead of restricting flow.
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