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First post here.

I'm familiar with Fords, specifically Mustangs, and just picked up my 89 Bronco II the other week.

Anyway, I have a pretty good drip coming out of the weep hole on the water pump. Looks to be factory original (172k). I was planning on just getting a parts store new OEM quality unit, but wanted to check if anyone had any bad experiences with any certain ones. Or on the other hand if anyone knew of a certain one that flows more than the stocker, etc.

Thanks,

Chris
 


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i never had a problem with just a regular replacement pump but you have to be careful no to break the studs that go thru the timing cover because once that happens it gets more expensive.Typical 2.9 problem.
 

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thanks for the heads up
 

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Read this about rust penatraters

February 2, 2008Machinist's Workshop V20 number 2, April/May 2007, page 35Article: “Testing Penetrating oils”This reports a test of penetrating oils where they measuredthe force required to loosen rusty test devices. Thedetails reported here were validated by the originalarticle author. He also added some details on the methods.You must buy the issue if you want to see how they did thetest. The back issue is available for purchase.The table below extracts the results table The lower thenumber of pounds the better. Interesting that a simple mixof acetone and power steering fluid (PSF) works the best!Penetrating oil - Average load -Price per fluid ounceNone ...............516 pounds -- 0WD-40 ..............238 pounds --$0.25PB Blaster..........214 pounds --$0.35Liquid Wrench ......127 pounds --$0.21Kano Kroil .........106 pounds --$0.75PSF-Acetone mix ....53 pounds ---$0.10 (50/50 mix)Note from original article author:1) These are loads required to free the test piece after8 hours of immersion in penetrating oil. This isprobably not representative of a quick squirt justbefore a wrench is applied.2) The original article states ATF was used in the DIYmix. It was actually PSF. Got me thinking of mixing some PSF and acetone and putting it in a spray bottle....

Warning acetone is extremly flamable
 

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I always purchase the store brand with the lifetime warranty.. Never had a bad one yet.
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I would probably get a brand name I bet an acdelco is $50 and a generic is $30. They are a pain to change so get the brand name. And obviously new bolts and don't forget some might come with a pulley and some don't
 

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Just an update, did the swap this weekend.

I had very good luck with the bolts; nothing stuck or stripped. All and all no real problems other than having to break out the strap wrench and the vice grips to get the fan off. Also, for some reason I couldn't get the A/C to pivot like it was supposed to, must have missed a bolt somewhere.

Now if I could just get the radiator leaks patched... Thanks for the help/advice
 

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thanks for posting a conclusion . what brand waterpump did you use and how much was it.thx
 

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It was a Duralast brand from Autozone. I had a $15 gift certificate so it cost me like $32, normal is $47. Looks to be a quality part. Brand new, comes with gasket and "limited lifetime" warranty. Looks to be just as nice as the Ford Racing high flow unit I put on my Mustang a while back.
 

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Me too!

It was a Duralast brand from Autozone. I had a $15 gift certificate so it cost me like $32, normal is $47. Looks to be a quality part. Brand new, comes with gasket and "limited lifetime" warranty. Looks to be just as nice as the Ford Racing high flow unit I put on my Mustang a while back.
That's the one I would have purchased.. Now get that radiator swapped out before someone fries the heads.
Big JIm:wub::hottubfun:
 


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