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Water pump rebuilding service.

R. J. Jan 20, 2015

  1. R. J.

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    :hello: I had another supplier get back to me about an alternative 35 MM mechanical ceramic seal. www.sealtecgroup.com Check out the third line TSF 12M. I think that's it. IMG_4284.JPG IMG_4281.JPG IMG_4282.JPG IMG_4283.JPG
     
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    :hello: I've found out when installing a water pump it is best to install it with out the cover that way you can rotate the propeller so that the shafts slot will seat into the motor. Also now I've been putting a really super thin coat of permatex ultra gray or black gasket maker on the pumps cover O-ring because they like to move if you don't. I don't like using any type of sealant on O-rings or gaskets but sometimes you need to just to hold them in place. IMG_4289.JPG IMG_6694.JPG
     
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    :hello:Why don't you put in the pump and turn it completely till it snaps in? Not possible? Before you can look for the right position and turn the propeller so that the angle for correction is minimum. I'd prefer to assemble the pump away from the engine coz easier IMHO.
     
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    :hello: You can't turn the motor A or the pump with the cover in place. I like doing things the hard way anyway always. :laughing7: The only hard part is getting up off the floor. :laughing7: I do turn the shaft's notch & try to line it up over onto the stem but with all the grunting & trying to breath my eyes cross & after some cursing it finally goes in. :laughing7: The cursing always gets it done.
     
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    :hello:I cannot remember where here but I have in my mind that somebody wrote '...then turn pump ???'; when I found it I'll tell you.

    On the other hand: I don't think Mama Kaw built in the pumps the way you suggested...:dontknow:

    The only hard part is getting up off the floor. :laughing7:
    Lift on the roof of the garage or 100 situps evry mornin'.:deadhorse
     
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    :hello: I was thinking of putting in a over head crane. :laughing7: Mama KAW uses bike lifts & really short Women with small shinny hands with no arthritis. :laughing7:
     
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    :hello:The right pill @ the right time and you feel like 25 again...or even younger.:rotf:
     
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    :hello: Screw that pill stuff. About 7 years ago or so I blew out my back really bad & my Doctor prescribed me Oxycontin to take it every 4 hours along with a muscle relaxer. I don't even remember that Week. :laughing7:
     
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    Maybe he was referring to the "blue" pill
     
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    :hello:Tiger Woods neither...:laughing7:
     
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    :hello:It's a long way to Tipperary...:laughing7:
     
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    :hello: I received the 12 mechanical ceramic seals in the mail today. They are the 35 mm lip to lip ones & are made in the UK. See pic #2 for part #. IMG_4786.JPG IMG_4787.JPG IMG_4788.JPG IMG_4789.JPG IMG_4796.JPG IMG_4794.JPG IMG_4795.JPG Some time in March of 2018 I will rebuild the 7 water pumps that I have in stock unless someone needs one sooner. For someone who wants spare pumps it will be an extra $40. $40 is the average price of the water pumps that I have been buying off of E-bay. I'll be buying a few more in the next few weeks including some for the 80s ZL 600.
     
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    :hello: Price has changed a bit for the 35 mm mechanical ceramic seal. Price $16.26 x 12 = 195.12 + 14.95 shipping = 210.07 div 12 = $17.50 each. If anyone wants pumps done send your pump to me with out the cover. Also if you want a spare waterpump it will be an extra $40.00 to cover the price of the pumps that I bought off of E-bay.
     
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    :hello: I cleaned up this thread & deleted several of my posts mostly due to the finding of the 35 mm mechanical ceramic seal. :clapping:.
     
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    :hello: I've been having members ask me about rebuilding water pumps & prices. For labor & parts my prices are still the same as stated in post one of page one in this thread.
     
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    I still have my old pump that I will send you R.J. I will donate it to you.:D
     
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    :hello: That would be great. :notworthy:.
     
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    Sorry I never saw this response. Once I have these bikes fired back up, I will see if they are leaking coolant but I don’t think they are. I believe they are just leaking oil. You said that it should be the seal on the end of the shaft? Which part number is that one?

    I’m going to keep reading this entire thread to see if you ever located the 35mm seal.
     
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    :hello: I found the 35 MM ceramic seal. I have 12 in stock a long with all the OEM parts that are needed for a complete water pump rebuild. All the OEM part #s are listed in this thread.
     
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