Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Parker Colorado
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Some have stated that adding a water pump lubricant to the coolant has helped them. I am willing to give that a try. I have done a water pump swap on a Sky RL in the Punisher garage. It took us 8 hours. We took our time and made a few mistakes along the way but it came out well. Its been back in service for several months with no issues. I think we can do the next one in 5-6 hours, again taking our time but based on lessons learned.
There are very good instructions available, from DDM and others that worked well for us. I approached using the clamping tool with some trepidation however it functioned as designed and we had no issues with the chain at all.
We did it without removing any of the intake components and had the car on my lift which gave us easy access to the bottom and the top which helped.
If you have a friend with slippery fingers like I do, have the tool recovery magnet handy LOL