Removed the fan assembly ...smart man...No worries on the Aux pump ...they seem to hold up fairly wellThis past Saturday, I replaced a bad DCCV, a very worn serpentine belt, and the original upper and lower radiator hoses. Halfway into the project, I saw that the auxiliary coolant pump looked very crappy so I took a break and ordered a new one from Tasca Parts. That will be a project for another day and yes, I should have ordered and installed both the DCCV and the pump at the same time. For the time being, the old aux coolant pump is still working but looks rough.
So here we are at project start:
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Here is the partial disassembly:
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I removed the electric fan for better access and used cardboard to protect the radiator:
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A lawn full of parts:
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The worn serpentine belt with easy access:
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Engine bay reassembled:
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Works great! The air bleed process was much easier than expected. The electric fan was easy to remove and install. My only regret was not replacing that aux pump this go around. DOH!
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The Aluminum Housing will serve you well ...and best part of the replacement...never needs changing againLet's see... replaced the hydraulic actuator with a used one (still a work in progress). Then Tuesday i changed the DCCV. Today I changed the coolant hoses connector(flange)... of yeah, and i upgraded to the jaguar aluminum tstat housing and new tstat. Tomorrow i will tackle the actuator replacement again... Good ole LS life. The car that gives and gives...