water pump - do they fail?

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Re: water pump - do they fail?

Postby Dave Eds » Wed 15.03.2017, 01:18

Brit-Car-Nut wrote:Sorry, hit wrong key


I won't.
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Re: water pump - do they fail?

Postby HJ2 » Wed 15.03.2017, 08:10

... did you? :bowdown:
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Re: water pump - do they fail?

Postby isuzuowner » Thu 16.03.2017, 01:29

Simon_P wrote:
isuzuowner wrote:Now, I realize you really, really, really want a gotcha moment for your own personal reasons, but you are in fact falsely accusing me of spreading false information while you, yourself, spread false information.


Frankly I don't give a sh*t and think you are a prat!

The fact that I posted 2 original water pumps seems to be lost on you!


Well sir, you can explain how and why your fellow Elan owner is having trouble installing a water pump that is dimensionaly identical to the image you posted from the kelsport.com website without cutting the lower edge.
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=19704&start=20#p327760
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And then provide details such as:
If you are the original owner of your car?
Has the oil pump on that car ever been replaced with a superseded oil pump?
If the car has the original oil pump, was it modified to fit around the newer water pump?

Because your fellow Elan owners are the ones reporting that the water pump you cite as an example of the original, has to have metal removed to fit onto their Elans.
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Re: water pump - do they fail?

Postby Dave Eds » Thu 16.03.2017, 08:43

clemo wrote:Where did i put me popcorn ...



Better get some more..... :wink:
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Re: water pump - do they fail?

Postby rip » Thu 16.03.2017, 09:28

Dave Eds wrote:
clemo wrote:Where did i put me popcorn ...



Better get some more..... :wink:


What's the record for the shortest membership before being kicked off for winding up existing members?
Our new friend must be in danger of beating it?
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Re: water pump - do they fail?

Postby Steve A » Thu 16.03.2017, 09:55

rip wrote:
Dave Eds wrote:
clemo wrote:Where did i put me popcorn ...



Better get some more..... :wink:


What's the record for the shortest membership before being kicked off for winding up existing members?
Our new friend must be in danger of beating it?

Come back Jackonicko all is forgiven :roll: :lol:
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Re: water pump - do they fail?

Postby dapinky » Thu 16.03.2017, 12:02

rip wrote:What's the record for the shortest membership before being kicked off for winding up existing members?
Our new friend must be in danger of beating it?


I'm sorry if anyone is following this thread and looking for good information from some posters (not directed at the older posts :wink: )....

..... however, (partly because of this thread, partly because of the 'altenator' thread, and 'brake' thread) "Isuzuowner" will not be in a possition to reply to any questions for 7 days. And maybe even beyond that point.....

....I appologise to those who enjoy a good sit-down-with-a-cuppa to follow such stuff, but even a patient man like me has limits (and if he had been like that when I was young and feisty he wouldn't have got anywhere near the grace he has been shown).
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Re: water pump - do they fail?

Postby tb10 » Thu 16.03.2017, 13:29

Oi Dave :poke: I've just spend £1.99 on some popcorn :evil:

I'll bring it for you to have tonight :lol:

See you later.

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Re: water pump - do they fail?

Postby rip » Thu 16.03.2017, 14:31

Steve A wrote:Come back Jackonicko all is forgiven :roll: :lol:

Did you ever meet him? I did & I couldn't believe it was the same person. He had a knack of winding people up with his keyboard. :?
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Re: water pump - do they fail?

Postby dapinky » Thu 16.03.2017, 15:10

rip wrote:
Steve A wrote:Come back Jackonicko all is forgiven :roll: :lol:

Did you ever meet him? I did & I couldn't believe it was the same person. He had a knack of winding people up with his keyboard. :?


A few of us went to an evening drive that he organised aound the area he lived - as you say, a totally different bloke than the impression he could give with the typed word...
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Re: water pump - do they fail?

Postby Steve A » Thu 16.03.2017, 17:47

rip wrote:
Steve A wrote:Come back Jackonicko all is forgiven :roll: :lol:

Did you ever meet him? I did & I couldn't believe it was the same person. He had a knack of winding people up with his keyboard. :?


Yes he introduced himself at one of the M1 meeting points on the way to Donington, I was quiet taken aback :shock: butter wouldn't melt
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Re: water pump - do they fail?

Postby Simon_P » Thu 16.03.2017, 18:11

A couple of dodgy pattern parts 25 years after the event does not a summer make.

I refer the honorable gentleman to the answer I gave just a moment ago
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Re: water pump - do they fail?

Postby isuzuowner » Sat 25.03.2017, 02:16

Simon_P wrote:A couple of dodgy pattern parts 25 years after the event does not a summer make.

I refer the honorable gentleman to the answer I gave just a moment ago


I recommend that you contact the manufacturer and Rock Auto.
Tell them that the part does not fit your Lotus Elan without modification.
Their reply will be:
"We do not list that part as fitting a Lotus Elan. That part was not made to fit a Lotus Elan. None of our customers who bought that part for the car it was made to fit have, ever complained about it 'not fitting'."

Chances are that you will ignore them too.
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