How To: Change Waterpump

Discussion in '99+ 7.3L PowerStroke Engine & Drivetrain' started by A/Ox4, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. A/Ox4

    A/Ox4 Full Access Member

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    Inevitably the water pump on your 7.3L will need replacing.
    It sounds harder than it is, but for a first timer it can be difficult. With a little practice I have it down to 30 minutes, in out, wam bam thank you maam.

    This will help you through it, and let you know what to expect.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aG8rreUitEU
     
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    30 minutes in out, eh? Let's see THAT video. Water pump out R&R in 30 minutes, no edits.
     
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    You can with air tools. OR at least close to 30 minutes.

    Dave
     
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    Beer breaks will make this job go a little longer than 30 minutes. :lmao
     
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    Not if you don't drink beer. :sly:sly

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    True story bro.
     
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    Heck it would take me 30 minutes just too get all the tools, and supplies ready for the job.
     
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    Talk. Talk. Talk. LETS SEE THE VIDEO. 30 minutes, from a driveable start to a driveable finish, changing the water pump.

    By "driveable start", that doesn't mean you have to change it while the engine is still hot. It just means that the truck has to be driveable. If the coolant is already drained and the fan shroud, hoses, degas bottle, etc is already disassembled, then that would be a bogus bs claim of changing a water pump in 30 minutes. It can be cold sitting overnight, but driveable start to a driveable finish. That is what is implicitly implied when taking the truck in to have the water pump replaced.

    Air tools, hydraulic tools, factory tools, military tools, NASA tools... ANY tool ya got.

    Just transferring the sensors from the old pump to the new pump correctly, cleaning the threads, resealing the threads, etc, takes time. The time it takes for the coolant to drain takes time. The time it takes to refill the coolant takes time. The time it takes to bleed air out of the system takes time. The time it takes to set and secure the new water pump O ring gasket takes time. The time it takes to position the fan shroud and fan together with the tabs seated without bashing the fins takes time.

    30 minutes? "In out wham bam thank you ma'am". Ha. Ok. Where's that unedited, uncut away video?
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2013
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    Y2k257 -
    I agree...but it would take me 30 minutes to type all that out....:lmao
     
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    How about we say thanks for the great video it really was nice of you to post that and it will help a lot of people. Whats with all the negative waves.

    thanks again.
     

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