View single post by Dan Eiland
 Posted: 03-18-2007 03:07 am
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Dan Eiland


Joined: 03-18-2005
Location: El Paso, Texas USA
Posts: 159
I'm in the process of reassembling my engine and just installed my new water pump which is from Dave Bean. I went to install the new thermostat and it won't fit into the recess in the top of the water pump. When I measured the diameter of the recessed area in the water pump and the diameter of the thermostat it turns out that the recessed area in the new water pump is 0.010" less than my old water pump and therefore too small for the thermostat to drop into place. Has anyone run across this issue before and if so, what did you do about it? I was thinking I could just file off 0.010" from around the outside of the thermostat. Wondering what others thoughts are on this issue.