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water pump replacement... what else?


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Hi all,

Recently the water pump gave up and caused coolant leaking, also broke the drive belt. Going to replace the water pump and belt, is there anything else I should do while I'm at it? like thermostat? is it necessary or just an option? someone mentioned to me to check the belt tensioner/idler pulleys, should I change those too? Thanks! :) :D

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Here it is on a 996. http://p-car.com/996/diy/waterpump/

Belt replacement on a 986. http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...amp;#entry10610

Check the bearings on all pulleys.

Don't know anyone that routinely replaces the thermostat when the pump is replaced.

Have seen this aftermarket pump on ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/New-Porsche...sspagenameZWDVW

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/New-Porsche...sspagenameZWDVW

Takes pictures and notes and then put it in the DIYer section.

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