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Old 11-28-2008, 09:18 AM
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Changing Water Pump in the cold???

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My 97 F-350 needs a new water pump. I was thinking about doing it this weekend. My garage is unheated and is about the same temperature as the outside. Is it a bad idea to be changing it in 30 degree weather?
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:42 AM
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My 97 F-350 needs a new water pump. I was thinking about doing it this weekend. My garage is unheated and is about the same temperature as the outside. Is it a bad idea to be changing it in 30 degree weather?
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Nope just sucks doing it. If you have a barbeque grill, steal the propane tank. Go to the hardware store and get those radiator heaters that mount to the tank. They put out a lot of heat. That will make it more comfortable for you.

I have to do the same as well. Tomorrow maybe the day being it is suppose to be in the low 40's.
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I got a 250 watt heat lamp bulb. Works great, I just wish I had a better portable light.
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I got a 250 watt heat lamp bulb. Works great, I just wish I had a better portable light.
In cali that might work great. But in the cold temps of Michigan you need a heater of some sort. I use a 155,000 btu kerosene ready heater.
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Hi,
My 97 F-350 needs a new water pump. I was thinking about doing it this weekend. My garage is unheated and is about the same temperature as the outside. Is it a bad idea to be changing it in 30 degree weather?
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Nope just sucks doing it. If you have a barbeque grill, steal the propane tank. Go to the hardware store and get those radiator heaters that mount to the tank. They put out a lot of heat. That will make it more comfortable for you.

I have to do the same as well. Tomorrow maybe the day being it is suppose to be in the low 40's.
You both have to do waterpumps? That sucks!
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:52 AM
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You both have to do waterpumps? That sucks!
My buddy just did his last weekend, my other buddy has to do his as well. All the trucks I know of that have about 180,000 miles on them with the original water pump need them replaced.

I knew mine was on its last leg, now I am just stretching it.
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:59 AM
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Dont say that. I have 177.534 miles right now and I dont want to hear that.
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Old 11-28-2008, 10:07 AM
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Dont say that. I have 177.534 miles right now and I dont want to hear that.
That is about the miles I have on my truck. Good luck
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You scared me. I just checked prices on the web for new ones, just incase. EBAY is the cheapest.
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You scared me. I just checked prices on the web for new ones, just incase. EBAY is the cheapest.
I would just buy one from the local parts store. That way if it fails and is under warranty you take it off and get a free replacement.
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