Re: How to tell water pump rotation
ok, I have confirmed today that i DO have the regular rotaion water pump (V drive belts).
I replaced the water pump when i replaced the timing chain, since i had it off out of my way...the old saying "if its not broke dont fix it" is haunting me now.
The reason i think i have a problem now is that my block, and head got extremely hot, hotter than normal, so i checked inside of the radiator and did not see any flowing coolant, I then squezzed the hoses and they feel empty (no water).
After verifying that i had the right pump (rotation) i started it up again today with the cap off, again, everything seemed to get sizzing hot, i checked the coolant and it was hot also (not near as hot as the block & head). Then while it was running, i pulled the top hose off of the radiator (safely out of the way). coolant did come out of the hose with very mild pressue.
I now feel maybe the propeller design isnt pumping the water hard enough?
I may be just watching it closer than normal since i just replaced the pump.
I am going to drive it around tommorrow to work about 4 miles and see what happens.