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Water Pump Shaft Play

Have just had the clutch cover off to do the clutch mod and thought I would check the water pump while I was at it and found that the shaft has a bit of play in it. It is not bad enough to warrant splitting the case but was wondering if it is possible to replace the outer bearing from the outside, and also can you remove the mechanical seal without destroying it or should it be replaced anyway..thanks for any help
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In my opinion...."if it aint broke".......Im all for PMing vehicles, but its easy enough to access later in case it goes....if I were you, and Ive been at this point before....I just left it....I did my clutch...saw same as you, no leaks or noise, and said "next time"....go do some ridin instead, brother....



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In my opinion...."if it aint broke".......Im all for PMing vehicles, but its easy enough to access later in case it goes....if I were you, and Ive been at this point before....I just left it....I did my clutch...saw same as you, no leaks or noise, and said "next time"....go do some ridin instead, brother....
Normally ide say just ride it, but that (what looks like) rust is a little concerning. The only thing there that can rust is the mechanical seal and/or the bearings. I've pulled apart 2 motors one a 93 the other year unknown and both had bearings that were shot. But to answer your question, no you cannot replace the bearing without splitting the case and the mech seal is 98% sure to be unusable once pulled, plan on getting a knew one if you decide to take it apart.


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thanks for the replies, the brown stuff is just sludge that was all through the cooling system as it had been sitting for quite a while so I think I will just leave as is, because I just want it on the road and plan to do the engine in about a year
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