Take a closer look at this water pump, how to replace it efficiently, and what other components should be replaced with it.
This job is moderately difficult because of multiple components that need to be removed.
At just 4 inches, the KNIPEX Cobra XS (87 00 100) just might be the smallest water pump pliers in the world!
The tensioner is able to disengage the water pump until the engine has reached a specific temperature.
Engineered to avoid comebacks and provide a long service life, this kit includes an OE belt and all hardware necessary to reseal the assembly to the engine.
The three new kits are for Nissan, Infiniti and Suzuki 3.5-liter and 4.0-liter V6 engine applications.
The VQ35-series of engines can be found in 2001-current Nissans and Infinitis. Book time on this job can range from 2-3 hours depending on the model and layout. There are no shortcuts.
Over the past 20 years, we have seen water pumps and cooling systems evolve to improve start-up emissions. We have also seen a revolution in the material used for engine blocks, cylinder heads and cooling system components. Today, coolant may flow through an iron block, aluminum cylinder head and plastic thermostat housing.