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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-21-2000, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Flowkooler problems?

I picked up my Jeep on Saturday, and only made it about 50 miles! I started hearing a slight ticking sound for a few miles. Then the temp guage climbed up really quick. I stopped to check and the upper radiator hose was HOT, but the lower one was soft and cool. This is on a new rebuild 360. The engine was torn down again today, and there was a scalled piston. He also said that the water pump impeller had somehow rubbed against the engine block and had seized!
This was a new Flowkooler pump. The engine has to be bored, sleeved, and get a new valve job. Has anyone else had problems with these pumps? I thought they had a good rep.
What might have happened? I'm out a bunch more engine work, and I'd like to know why.
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'86 CJ-7, 360, T-176, Dana 44 rear w/Truetrac, Dana 30, 4" Superlift, Slickrock hangers, Currie steering brace, JKS discos, 4:11s, Warn HS9500i on Durango bumpers.
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Re: Flowkooler problems?

anyone?

'86 CJ-7, 360, T-176, Dana 44 rear w/Truetrac, Dana 30, 4" Superlift, Slickrock hangers, Currie steering brace, JKS discos, 4:11s, Warn HS9500i on Durango bumpers.
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Re: Flowkooler problems?

Sorry to hear of your problem. I put a FlowKooler on my 360 rebuild. It is basically the same design as a cast iron pump with a plate rivited to the back (I assume that the plate on the back is what increases flow). When I first put the pump on and tihgtened it down I notice that the water pump was rubbing the timing cover. I pulled the pump and doubled up on the gaskets put it back on and haven't had any trouble since.



'86 CJ7/AMC 360/TR Ignition/T999/D300/OEM D44 rear...[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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