Six new parts have been added to Carter’s line of Rapid Fit engine water pumps, along with three standard water pump part numbers.
Unseen DamageWater pump damage occurs over time as heat and contaminants destroy the internal parts of the pump. Some of this damage is quite obvious, but bearing wear or impeller deterioration may not be so visible. If these components are reused in remanufacturing, their performance can compromise the system, reduce its cooling capability and cause
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.
Andrew Markel explores timing belt components and how the health of the bearings inside of these components is important to proper timing operation. Sponsored by INA, a Schaeffler brand.
Andrew Markel covers how the drain for some water pump weep holes is moving to the block or front cover on some engines. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.
Andrew Markel stresses the importance of a properly aligned belt and high quality gasket after a water pump job to prevent premature rapid wear during operation. Sponsored by MAHLE.
Reading engineering papers tends to be a boring exercise, but they do give a technician like myself a new perspective on how a common automotive cooling system could actually be improved. Of course, our immediate thought is how the cooling system can keep the engine cooler. Not so, according to one paper.
Dayco says its new water pumps are manufactured to the same high standards as the many existing components the company manufactures and distributes globally.