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Old 09-20-2015, 02:19 AM
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Like the t-bolt clamps any particular brand?
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Old 09-26-2015, 08:57 AM
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Old 09-26-2015, 11:16 AM
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Sidebar-we are thinking of heading to Australia for the first time. Plan is a week or more end of December or first of January. Where would you recommend? We are looking for warm weather fun. Thanks
Ill chime in. Sort of depends on what you want to do? where you wanna go and how much you wanna spend? Sort of like asking how longs a piece of string. Melbournes nice if your into the food, wine, fine dining. Sydneys good for the land marks and the harbour, Brisbane( Gold coast) is good for the beach and touristy type holidays. But beware, the sun gets very hot down here and the UV its very strong. If your in Sydney let me know we could meet up
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Old 09-26-2015, 12:36 PM
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:52 AM
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Almost ready to hit the water

Ran the LT1 for about 40 minutes today using my new rubbish bin 'fake a lake'...It worked a treat!!! Tried to upload a video but it wouldn't load - can you post videos here?

I thought 40 mins would be enough at idle to get her up to temp, but the gauge was showing under 160 (see pic)...Does this look about right? How long should it take to get to operating temp at idle?

Also, discovered a really annoying little water leak coming from the rear of the raw water pump (see very bad pic!). Looks like it's coming from a small hole at the rear of the housing. It started out at about 1 drip every 2-3 seconds and decreased to about half that as engine temp increased. What is this hole and why is it leaking water all of a sudden - never happened before...Any ideas?
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:35 AM
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there's a seal in the back of the raw water pump... pictured below is what is bad.. time for a new raw water pump or rebuild... new includes new impeller. If you wait too long the bearing will look like the second picture.


40 minutes and not at operating temp via the gauge? Check the sender.
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Old 10-15-2015, 11:09 AM
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Hard to tell from the pic but isn't that leaking from the weep hole on the LT1 circulating pump Mike? If this is the case you need to replace that pump assembly before you head back out.
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Old 10-15-2015, 11:13 AM
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Hard to tell from the pic but isn't that leaking from the weep hole on the LT1 circulating pump Mike? If this is the case you need to replace that pump assembly before you head back out.
could be.. was going on that the location was identified as raw water pump - was thinking the same at first.. but was not sure.
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Old 10-15-2015, 01:44 PM
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That drip sounds like the one that happens when the raw water pump fails. But if it is the water circulation pump, keep in mind that if you purchase the automotive water pump for a '92 corvette, it's a direct replacement and it will be a lot cheaper than one from someplace like ski-dim or inboards online. I replaced mine this summer. I think I bought it from Advanced Auto online.
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:49 AM
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Thanks for all your responses guys..Found a local shop that has a new circulating pump on the shelf for $175AUD and also an oil seal kit for the pump drive shaft - will post install pics when it's done.

Thanks also to Table Rocker for his wealth of knowledge on all things water pumps!
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