Changing water pump on OBS. Should I upgrade to IH with built-in filter? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 04-10-2012, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
leojr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 660
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Changing water pump on OBS. Should I upgrade to IH with built-in filter?

At about 150k miles on the odometer my original water pump is leaking on my '96.

The previous owner changed to Rotella ELC at about 75k miles. Test strips say that all is good.

Adding a coolant filter was part of my future plans but it seems that installing an International Harvester pump with a built-in filter makes sense now.

Have any of you installed an IH water pump? And if so, would you share your experiences?

I recall reading that there is some grinding of part of the casting involved. Other than that, was this a direct swap using the same hoses and sensors etc?

Many thanks!!
Leo

Denton, TX

I envy those that know exactly which modification to make and in the most logical of sequences. But not enough to trade for my meanderings and misfires.

1996 F250 crew cab/short bed, 4x4, auto PSD, 6637 air filter, interior grab handles, stainless window vents, remote door locks work with engine running mod.
Link to my D60 refurb and OBS swap thread
Link to my OBS air vent R&R thread
Link to my grab handle install
Link to my tire size comparison pics
leojr is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 04-10-2012, 10:28 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 158
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Very worth it. You need 3 bolts, 2 fittings and a lower hose. If you search you can find all the info. Here is the only place that needs to be ground down. I used a end mill on mine. Only purchase oem international pump. I've heard of failures on the Gorman ones.




Make sure the pump has no casting numbers here. If it does you will need to grind that down too. Oem pulley fine. I also added the 6.0 fan while I was at it.

Got4wd is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 04-11-2012, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
leojr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 660
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Got4wd View Post
I also added the 6.0 fan while I was at it.
Thanks!! Why the 6.0 fan?

Denton, TX

I envy those that know exactly which modification to make and in the most logical of sequences. But not enough to trade for my meanderings and misfires.

1996 F250 crew cab/short bed, 4x4, auto PSD, 6637 air filter, interior grab handles, stainless window vents, remote door locks work with engine running mod.
Link to my D60 refurb and OBS swap thread
Link to my OBS air vent R&R thread
Link to my grab handle install
Link to my tire size comparison pics
leojr is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 04-11-2012, 08:09 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 158
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by leojr View Post
Thanks!! Why the 6.0 fan?
More cfm and 2-3 lbs lighter. You use the obs clutch and the 6.0 fan. So far it's kept it cooler in the warm months.
Got4wd is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 04-12-2012, 08:47 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 345
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Does adding the filter make the system any harder to evacuate air from? And how often do you have to replace the filter?

1995 F250 Single Cab.
D60 Swap and Super Duty springs.
315/75/16 Tires.
Custom Light Bar for night missions.
BrianH is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 04-12-2012, 10:50 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Don't think your suppose to run ELC in an OBS. Just regular coolant with DCA additive.
Bergy1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome