More shiny things :)
So I started to notice that the car was running a little bit warmer than normal. Found out my water pump was seeping out of the weep hole. In my garage the floor has an epoxy coating on it, which makes leaks really noticeable. That is if you don't have carpet down underneath your car (like I did) and didn't notice it leaking.
Well it got to the point where I would fill it up in the morning before work, drive to work (8miles) drive home and the radiator would be almost empty.
So I picked up a new Ford Racing water pump, new thermostat, new gasket's and ARP's waterpump bolt/stud kit from LRS. Luckily for me (with the help of a knowledgeable friend, not one bolt busted off. Had 2 that were really questionable. Like as your trying to loosen the bolt, it kind of has that "dead" feeling to it, and you start thinking "oh ****, please don't break....please don't break." Well the praying worked, no broken bolts. Found that it was the original water pump that came on the car. 21 years old. Not bad :) Anyway it finally let go between the shims and the timing cover gasket. Here's a couple of pics:
Just a lil leak:
Out with the old, prepped and ready for the new one:
USED plain and simple (147,000 mile water pump)
Old and new:
Buddies water pump bolt:
ARP studs/Bolts and new bypass hoses :)
Coming up next is this: