On April 12, 2019 at 20:14, Fins said...
Buy a new truck
Question, do they spray brine on the roads up there in the winter instead of salt? Iíve seen that shit corrode brake rotors to the point that on a vehicle with 20,000 miles they were so destroyed they couldnít be turned, and they were fused to the hub. Just wondering if itís the same issue if the road spray got to the water pump.
I finally got it off. Some liberal use of PB Blaster and lots and smacking it with a hammer. Funny thing is there was almost nothing to clean off the block afterwards.They do spray that shit on the highways, and I think some town. The issue here is it's a high mile truck that I got pretty cheap and the previous owner did not take care of it the way I thought he did. So I am going through fixing stuff. The pump was likely on there for years. The reason for changing was really due to noise with the fan clutch. I figured if I'm gonna change that, I may as well do the water pump too. Found a seized idler pulley while I was in there so replaced the pullies too.