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Water pump install

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Anyone know if there is a special in getting the water pump back in place on 02' 996. I was able to easily get it out by wiggling it but having major trouble getting it back in due to a metal pipe that is in the way. Thermostat if blocking the pipe from dropping and I don't even want to mess with removing thermostat. I know on gen 1 996 u can drop the metal pipe but I can't see how u can do it with 996.2

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The metal pipes under the engine are trivial to set loose, simply take out a few screws under the engine near the oil pan and then separate it from either plastic tube. You should now have a bit more space to work with. You can also drop your engine a bit (less than 2" though!) by loosening engine mounts if you think that helps, but I doubt it. I changed my water pump and thermostat when I had my engine out. Have fun and take your time  :beer:


I assume with the metal pipe, you mean the pipe that is visible right left from the pump on my first image?




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