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OK, the good news first. Went to the local yard and found an Explorer 8.8 complete from disc to disc. It just came in and is on a 98 that was wrecked in the front. They are gonna pull it for me and I can pick it up this afternoon. They aren't going to cut anything. Pretty cheap too.
Now, the BAD news. The water pump on the XJ took a dump on the way home. Got to get it to the house and see if it screwed anything else up too. Not looking good for the Disney trip. graemlins/icon_banghead.gif
Didn't you JUST change a WP?
Hey, you'll be fine with that turdy five for Disney. :)
(Just toss the 8.8 in the back incase we have to fab it up locally so you can get home. icon_smile_big.gif )
I just did a water pump, radiator, and thermostat in the wife's XJ. Now it looks like I get to do it in mine. I still plan on making Disney as long as nothing else is wrong.
I've got an 8.25 now, but the 8.8 will be much better with 35s. graemlins/grinyes.gif
Feel bad for you, but now its a good time to upgrade to the newer style water pump which flows 50% better then the previous ones, here is the part #4626215AF from the stealer, its a perfect bolt on. BTW congrats on the 8.8 i had mine with 4.10's limited slip, discs for $165 icon_smile_big.gif
I see. icon_smile_big.gif
I'm keeping my 8.25 till I hose it or get a ton o money, course, mine is a little stronger being the 97+. BUT, I've heard that SOME 96 8.25s got the 29 spline shafts from the factory too...
(I'd assume very late production models.) graemlins/iono.gif
Yeah, some of the later ones might have 29 spline shafts, but the build date on mine is 10/95.
05-12-2004, 11:49 AM
Great good news, sorry about the bad.
This is what the water pump looked like when I pulled it. Can you tell what's wrong with this picture?
05-12-2004, 11:33 PM
Originally posted by hwm3:
Can you tell what's wrong with this picture?Its sitting on the ground and not pumping any water! graemlins/bangtard.gif graemlins/slap.gif
05-13-2004, 12:18 AM
theres no pulley, or motor for that matter
The problem is the impeller is off and the shaft has about 1" of play in it. The damn thing ate itself.
LOL... That's freaky... icon_smile_shock.gif
Did it do any damage to the block area?
Glad you got that thing out of there.
It rubbed on the block a little, but not enough to hurt anything. It was really strange. I pulled the pump out and the impeller was still in the block. icon_smile_shock.gif
05-13-2004, 10:06 AM
Originally posted by hwm3:
The problem is the impeller is off and the shaft has about 1" of play in it. The damn thing ate itself. Yea, looks like there's a ton of runout on that bearing. Makes you wonder how something like that happens :eek:
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