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Water pump bolts?

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by chris142, Oct 10, 2019 at 12:26 PM.

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    chris142 Full Access Member

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    Driving to work I had yet another disaster. My water pump. Stupid thing only lasted 32 years! What a piece of junk! :) Anyway the new pump came with 2 new bolts. I seem to remember something about the original bolts hitting a timing gear. No instructions in the box so where do the new bolts go?
     
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    snicklas 6.0 and Loving It!! Staff Member

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    Should be the top two in the center. They are the ones that go through the front cover. Remember to put some thread sealer on them or they will leak.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Got it in. Since our Ford Dealer wont even talk to you if your car is over 10 years old I had PepBoys bring a pump out. Seemed to fit ok. Hopefully it lasts longer than a week since its Chinese.
     
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    As far as I know, all new water pumps still come with new bolts for the top two center holes.
     
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    imp *** respot the tach welds on the top nuts on the inside of the plate and also the 2 bottom nuts, they tend to be lightly tacked. if u have a water leak this is where it has accoured because the nuts have broke loose while tighting the plate. now u have to tear it all down and fix the problem what a bitch
     
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    Ya I just didn't remember where to put them.
     

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