roadblock on water pump replacement


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roadblock on water pump replacement

Postby made2care » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:08 pm



So I'm following the step by step instructions on how to do this. all is going well, new water pump is in cover and the next step involves removing the oil pump seal and replacing with new. Simply place screwdriver into seal and gently remove without scratching aluminum housing it sits in. Well, i can't get it out. Appears as though the seal has hardened over time. the more I attempt to remove it, the more I'm tearing up the seal, which is fine since i have a replacement, but man this is tough.
I sprayed a little wd-40 on it and will let it sit overnight.
Any other ideas? The seal is only about an inch in diameter and has a metal band inside it, which I've managed to tear up on one side.
I'm sure I can eventually get it out, but it's tricky with all the aluminum around it. Man, i was close to being done too.
Any ideas??
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Re: roadblock on water pump replacement

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:54 pm

Warm the area up with a heat gun. 8-)
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Re: roadblock on water pump replacement

Postby made2care » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:41 am

problem solved. used heat gun and it popped right out.
thanks for your help.

this is one of the reasons why I like this sight. You get a solution quickly and of course everyone's sense of humor outweighs everything else :lol:

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Re: roadblock on water pump replacement

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:29 pm

You've already got it out, but another way of getting it out is to gently drive a drywall screw into it, maybe half an inch or so, then use the screw to pull the seal out.

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Re: roadblock on water pump replacement

Postby made2care » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:09 pm

Man, I finally placed cover back on. This was my first water pump replacement and overall, not too demanding. But, I haven't checked for leaks yet!!! Maybe I should have waited on this post . Here are some pics during the job.
Worst part of the job was definitely cleaning off the old gasket!!!!
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cleaned engine head section
cleaned engine head section
cleaned cover
cleaned cover

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Re: roadblock on water pump replacement

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:16 pm

Great job, it looks sparkling clean. You could eat off of that cover! :)

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Re: roadblock on water pump replacement

Postby made2care » Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:46 am

made2care wrote:problem solved. used heat gun and it popped right out.
thanks for your help.

this is one of the reasons why I like this site. You get a solution quickly and of course everyone's sense of humor outweighs everything else :lol:

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1997 Honda goldwing SE 1500 - AKA "Black Beard" (current)
1981 GL1100 - "The Wanderer"

Re: roadblock on water pump replacement

Postby made2care » Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:54 am

Site not "sight"

Took me forever to clean these!!!!😣




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