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#1 Chodosh

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 01:37 PM

Hi all,

Been busy reassembling the mini after I broke it down into 100 pieces. Pretty pleased that it fired up first time!

I may be crazy, and I will test again, but what is this hole on the water pump for? I feel that water is bouncing off of the engine fan creating a light mist of water. Perhaps just residue but Im not sure if something is wrong here. Getting the rad back in was a double barrel nuisance!!

Thoughts? I have a video but it wont upload...

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#2 nicklouse

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 01:45 PM

if the seals go in the pump water comes out of there.



#3 Chodosh

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 02:25 PM

Oh bugger. That is a real pain. I tore my arm to shreds getting the bottom hose on !

#4 nicklouse

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 02:32 PM

leave it on and take the rad out with it attached. it is way easier.



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 07:00 PM

if the seals go in the pump water comes out of there.

 

They call that hole a 'tell tale' ;D



#6 Rorf

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:29 AM

They designed this pump well so you can see the tell tale - many other vehicle manufactures have the that hole at the bottom (Mercedes is a good example) so when it is leaking you never see it :lol:



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:27 AM

Also useful for oiling squeaky bearings.






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