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rover v8 water pump whine

Post by Seight-V8 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:11 pm

hello all,

how much play should be in the rover v8 serpentine type water pump?

Looks like mine has developed a whine, removing the pulley belt and the whine goes way, spinning the pump by hand and I notice some play in the bearing, side to side, although its not leaking from the pulley area.

Just wondering if this enough to cause the whine, just don't feel like another engine strip down just yet.

Anyone recommend a source of good one, not cheap ebay ones.

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Re: rover v8 water pump whine

Post by ChrisJC » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:33 pm

I've never heard one whine - doesn't sound good!
Worth being 100% sure it's not the belt or another pulley / idler bearing.

But water pumps are cheap enough. I get stuff from Rimmer Bros or Island 4x4. You can choose whether you want a genuine part or various flavours of pattern part.

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Re: rover v8 water pump whine

Post by Seight-V8 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:21 pm

Looks like it might have been the belt being a little loose, put it back on and made it a bit tighter, seems better now.

Might just have stretched a little over time.

I will keep an eye on it for a while.

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