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David Brown Cooling issue

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06-20-2007 10:51:13

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Is there a quick test to see if my water pump is working or not? I know I need to replace the radiator and will change out the thermostat while I'm in there. Figured I might as well put a new water pump on as well while I have everything off, but don't want to if thats not the problem. Any suggestions? Its a 990 model

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06-21-2007 07:31:07

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 Re: David Brown Cooling issue in reply to Jeff_mc, 06-20-2007 10:51:13  
Slacken the generator/alternator mountings off, loosen the fan belt and try turning the fan by hand. If it turns freely and smoothly and doesn't leak, it'll paddle water round. While you have the thermostat out have a look to see if you have a limescale problem.
Cheers, JV.
PS water pump rebuild kits are (or were last time I bought one about 6 or 7 years ago) available if it does appear to be screwed.
Much cheaper than a new pump.

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