How to install an electric water pump SBC?
Here given the process of SBC water pump install:
Flush the cooling system before performing the repairing of a cooling system. Flush and completely clean before installing new parts with the system of cooling.
Then disconnect the negative battery cable. Before repairing the cooling system, you should remove the alternator from its brackets. You should set it on the side. You should remove the power steering pump.
In your vehicle application, more accessory drive items may have included. You have to remain all of this, getting access to the water pump.
You have to remove the fan from the water pump hub. Before removing this fan clutch, inspect it and make sure that there does not have anything such as excessive play or wobble to lead a water pump failure.
For a bent or loose blade, you should inspect the fan blade. It would help if you checked the clutch area for searching any possible oil attached to the water pump that removes any bracket.
Then it would help if you separated the lower radiator hose. Captures any residual coolant located behind the water pump that can drain the engine block’s gasket surface. You should remove the pulley studs as well as Install this pulley studs into the palm.
If you use only lightly silicon-based type sealant, apply it in the gasket surface areas. Pay attention, particularly in the bolt hole area. Excessive sealant use can lead to coolant system failure.
In the water pump, now it is time installing the four mounting gaskets. The water pump mounting bolts need the 30-foot ponds to work.
Your vehicle application may have a pipe plug or a heater hose installed at the back of the water pump. You have to remove this old water pump from the installing position and install a new water pump.
The lower radiator hose should be install, and now the accessory drive brackets should reinstall.
Any debris that may seize between the flange and the water pump’s pulley can occur an imbalance pulley. This imbalance can lead to the failure of the water pump.
Now in the water pump, install the fan blade. Then tighten the nuts, and it will finish after the drive belt installation.
Now it is the turn to installing the alteration and all accessory drive belt-tightening. Then reinstall your negative battery cable, tightening your fan retaining nails, restock the cooling system with distilled and coolant water to manufacturers’ specifications.
Testing a pressure cap can be an excellent concept to check it. If the pressure cap has any fault, it will lead to an inefficient cooling system of the water pump. But if you do not have any pressure cap for testing, don’t worry, it is available in your local part store.
To check it, start your vehicle first, then turn on the cabin heater at high for helping the air out of the system by the bleed. Permit the engine for reaching operating temperature and checking for leaks. Shut down the engine and permit the cool, completely installing water pump SBC. In the time of engine running, use extreme caution.