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Old 12-19-2007, 11:24 AM
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Waterpump replacement Questions for New Diesel owner

Hello all, just got a new job which was quite boring to start. This website (and my new diesel) got me through the first few days with ease. You guys have so much interesting info here it's awesome! I really appreciate it all!
Anyway, I just bought a '99 F250 7.3L Diesel w/ 89k on it (My first truck and my first diesel!). After day one I lubed up what I thought was a simple squeaky pully wheel with PB Blaster and apparently uncovered a very squeaky water pump which wasn't very bad until the PB application. Sooo, I'm going to have to replace the water pump soon and I've got a few questions reguarding that...
Does anyone have any tidbits of info concerning any problems I may run into or helpful tips I may need before starting this job? (I'm mechanically inclined just looking for any useful help being that it seems that you guys know WAY more than I ever will with these trucks.) Also, does anyone recommend a reman water pump over a new one at an $80 difference? (I'm all about saving money if I'm not cutting corners) Can I and should I replace Green antifreeze with the orange stuff, if so, is it as simple as draining the radiator to remove ALL the antifreeze from the system? Do I need Blue gasket stuff? Should I replace the T-Stat at the same time? Anything else is also greatly appreciated. Thanks again all I'm sure I'll have more ?'s to come, Peace
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You will have to have the Fan clutch wrench to get the fan off. I also recommend getting the one to hold the water pump pulley as well. Kinda a PITA without it. Other than that its pretty straight foward. I put a new one on but I have a commercial account with the parts store and get a pretty good discount so it wasn't that bad.
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:33 PM
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Buy a NEW water pump... whether it's aftermarket or factory. Reman'd I recommend you stay away from b/c of things Marc told me about them.

Get some black RTV, fan clutch wrenches/big pipe wrench, the pump, a new TStat and you should be about set.

I havea video writeup that I made for you in the tech files... let me go get it.
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:42 PM
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7.3 water pump replacement

got it.
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Hello, I am going to have to replace my water pump and was looking around for a how to and I see there is a link to one but the link is broke. Is there any other post or info in the forum on changing out the water pump.

Where can you get the tools for the fan clutch as I see everyone mentions that.

1999 F-250 7.3

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Old 03-07-2008, 11:56 AM
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Hello, I am going to have to replace my water pump and was looking around for a how to and I see there is a link to one but the link is broke. Is there any other post or info in the forum on changing out the water pump.

Where can you get the tools for the fan clutch as I see everyone mentions that.

1999 F-250 7.3

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evilstepdad
WELCOME TO ORG ! ! !

Post up an Introduction man

Marty (Maintain) will fix the link I'm sure when he gets back on
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Northern Auto Parts on ebay has GREAT prices on water pumps and they are NEW. I paid WITH shipping a total of 99 bucks. Came with new gasket and o-rings. DID have to buy a new t-stat, but that was only like 10 bucks. And rented the clutch wrenches from orielly's for a deposit which i got back the next day when i returned them.
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Old 03-10-2008, 07:38 PM
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damn your water pump went early. i got the original with 123k on my 2000, and my friend who had a 97 7.3, his original lasted for 137k.
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Thanks for fixing the link and everyone else for your replies.
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Ive got 180k on mine its finally toast....
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