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#611836 - 01/17/04 05:46 AM Water pump lube?
Anonymous
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I noticed a bottle of this Gunk water pump lube at the store today. Think it does any good? Does it do any bad? The water pump in my cherokee has 200,000 miles on it, and they normally only last around 100k...and I don't want to replace it. [Big Grin]

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#611837 - 01/17/04 06:42 AM Re: Water pump lube?
oilrecovery2003 Offline


Registered: 12/14/03
Posts: 61
Loc: Mi
DON'T USE THE GUN STUFF.

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#611838 - 01/17/04 07:10 AM Re: Water pump lube?
oilrecovery2003 Offline


Registered: 12/14/03
Posts: 61
Loc: Mi
DON'T USE THE GUN STUFF.

Preston makes a real good conditionar. Has lube for water pump and takes care of whole water pump system. It is in a bigger yellow box, cost about $5.75 a bottle. But I have used in last two vehicles and have NEVER had a water pump or Radiator issue.

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#611839 - 01/17/04 07:47 AM Re: Water pump lube?
cryptokid Offline


Registered: 02/01/03
Posts: 1565
Loc: palm beach
dont waterpumps use sealed bearings?

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#611840 - 01/17/04 08:06 AM Re: Water pump lube?
XS650 Offline


Registered: 12/21/03
Posts: 12385
Loc: Northern CA
quote:
Originally posted by cryptokid:
dont waterpumps use sealed bearings?

It lubes the seal and the vendors pocket book.

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#611841 - 01/17/04 09:41 PM Re: Water pump lube?
JohnBrowning Offline


Registered: 05/01/03
Posts: 9448
Loc: USA
Water Pumps usualy just use a brass bushing. The water pumps for small blocks use leather as a seal material. When you first put them on they leak until the leather swells. The antifreeze acts as a lubricant for the pump. I can neither say anything good or bad about coolant lube products.

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#611842 - 01/17/04 10:21 PM Re: Water pump lube?
XS650 Offline


Registered: 12/21/03
Posts: 12385
Loc: Northern CA
quote:
Originally posted by JohnBrowning:
Water Pumps usualy just use a brass bushing.

Say what?

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#611843 - 01/17/04 11:05 PM Re: Water pump lube?
Anonymous
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Whether or not it works...do you guys think it would do anything bad? It's only $1.50...

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#611844 - 01/18/04 12:36 AM Re: Water pump lube?
XS650 Offline


Registered: 12/21/03
Posts: 12385
Loc: Northern CA
quote:
Originally posted by ZmOz:
Whether or not it works...do you guys think it would do anything bad? It's only $1.50...

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I have an aversion to putting petroleum oil
http://www.gunk.com/msds/C1012.PDF
in my cooling system.

That said, Gunk (Radiator Specialties) is a pretty good company, so their product shouldn't do any harm and will probably help water pump seal life at some small probably unnoticable sacfifice in cooling from the oil coating the metal in the engine and reducing heat transfer.

If you just want to get rid of $1.50, send it to me and I will guarantee I won't harm your cooling system [Wink]

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#611845 - 09/06/04 05:29 AM Re: Water pump lube?
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Registered: 08/11/04
Posts: 2387
Loc: Chicago area
Brass bushings!? Leather seals!? [LOL!]

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#611846 - 09/06/04 02:36 PM Re: Water pump lube?
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 1714
Loc: Texas & BWI Area
Use the water based Zerex Water Pump Lubricant.

There seems to be some pro-con here against Redline WaterWetter and RP Water Wetter has possibly corrosive additives.

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