Is anybody running an electric water pump on their BB?

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  1. 6PKRTSE

    6PKRTSE Well-Known Member

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    My water pump/housing is studded also. It does make everything much easier. In fact my entire engine is ARP Studded.
     
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    Do you drive on the street. I wanted to try it but it seems like a lot of work setting it up. Not only that expensive especially if you have a loss from a failure
     
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    my thoughts exactly,,ordered yesterday from summit, wp306r, the red 1! will have to stagger the fans 1 up 1 down to clear the pump motor, no shroud, my experiance with the flat metal 1's was they dont work well at all, they become an air trap, i increased the air flow of my fans and cured the problem.
     
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    Yes, I drove it 2000 mile last year. I haven't had any failures yet. It also stops corrosion inside the block and radiator, lubricates the water pump a bit also. It's basically thermal heat transfer fluid (OIL) and it never expands so reduced pressure on the system = less failures. I don't even need a catch can, but have one installed to keep track officials happy. There's never anything in it though. Maybe it's not for everyone but I will do it again on my next project. Very hard to use if the system already had water in it but mine was a fresh motor.
     
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