[Healeys] Water Pump

Michael Salter michaelsalter at gmail.com
Sat Feb 28 15:53:02 MST 2015

Hi Roger,
If the pump on your car is indeed a recent replacement it is very likely,
based upon my experience with the currently available BJ8 pumps, that the
bearing has failed.
Having disassembled a few of these repop pumps that have been sent to me as
"original cores" I can confirm that these are very poorly made and it is
amazing that they operate at all.
There is no facility for lubricating the bearing as it is a sealed unit.
If you have the original that was removed from your engine I would strongly
recommend having it rebuilt or rebuilding it yourself as they are of far
superior design and when correctly rebuilt last for decades.
Rebuilding instructions are here <http://www.netbug.net/blogmichael/?p=994>
and I can supply a kit containing the correct parts for $68.65 including US
tracked shipping although I am out of the country at present and would not
be able to get one on its way until after 19 Mar.
Michael S
BN1 #174

On Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 11:15 AM, Roger Grace <roggrace at telus.net> wrote:

>   I have identified that my BJ8 water pump is noisy.
> First thought that it was the fan (bad at certain RPM) but after removing
> the belt it squeaks when rotated.
> Looking at my drivers handbook, a lube point is shown.
> However mine does not have one, only a small rectangular hole at the top
> and bottom that I think is for removing the bearing retaining clip....?
> Noise sounds to me like a dry bearing. Is there any way to lubricate it in
> situ ??
> There is no lateral or longitudinal bearing play and the pump is
> supposedly quite new per PO but not been used much.
> Any ideas ? –or do I just bite the bullet and pull it and get a
> replacement; I note bearings are over 70% of cost of complete pump.
> rg
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