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#1 deano266

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 09:34 AM

Hi guys what do you need to do to switch from the mechanical pump to an electric pump as I have the rover t series engine. Do you have to get a shorter belt or does it stay the same

#2 alanrichey

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 11:59 AM

My gut feeling is that you would be better to leave the mechanical water pump in situ (as it is integral with the power steering pump) and simply re-plumb the hoses for the electrical pump.  But if you did remove them both then a shorter belt would be needed..



#3 edbond

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 09:12 PM

I started to look into this - either an inlet or outlet is behind the pump...so you need to make a manifold to replace the existing water / powersteering pump and then supply water to that to get into (or out) of the engine block!

 

Been a few months - have you got anywhere with this - I still intend to do this, and get a someone to tig up a nice bespoke manifold!

 

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#4 cb750

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 07:25 AM

I think there's an article on this in one of the kitcar magazines this month, not sure which.

#5 mcramsay

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 03:05 PM

Pull the impeller off the mech pump and bolt it back in place. That way the belt run stays the same etc.

#6 edbond

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:41 PM

actually hadnt thought of doing that!!!
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#7 deano266

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:34 AM

No I haven't due to Christmas and a faulty alternator but I think for the time being going to keep the water pump as is