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Re: Rover Streetwise water pump leaking is it a big job?
« Reply #15 on: 27 January 2020, 10:29:03 »


 Remove the starter then and lock flywheel with a podger bar
Thanks. Is a podger bar a crow bar?


has a flat tip on one end and a tapered round one on the other, so you only need one tool to pry things apart  and align holes.


A short piece of angle in the ring gear wedged against one of the starter bolts works for me.


You can buy flywheel locking tools that look like two pivoting crowbars, but they don't work when the gearbox is still bolted to the engine.
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Re: Rover Streetwise water pump leaking is it a big job?
« Reply #16 on: 27 January 2020, 14:10:25 »

Haynes only gives removing the crankshaft pulley two spanners - easy job - but it seems to be not trivial.
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Re: Rover Streetwise water pump leaking is it a big job?
« Reply #17 on: 27 January 2020, 14:14:18 »

a "podger" is a spanner with a pointed handle .. the point is put in misaligned holes and use to pull them into alignment ... .....

But more commonly a podger/heel bar  ;) https://www.amazon.co.uk/MultiWare-150-500mm-Podger-Slipper-Lever/dp/B076ZJMHQW
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Re: Rover Streetwise water pump leaking is it a big job?
« Reply #18 on: 28 January 2020, 22:16:27 »

Original head gasket was replaced with a multilayer steel gasket, along with cam belt kit and water pump, in June 2012, at 54,624 miles. That HG failed in December 2015, 71,932 miles. I replaced it with an elastomer HG. Car would not start 2 weeks ago, 90005 miles; I was called in. It jump started OK, but only showed 13.1 volts across the battery so I diagnosed failed alternator. I then noticed red liquid below water pump.

I changed the alternator on Sunday, new one charges fine, 14.4v across the battery. I found a small leak from water pump, engine running or not. Bad news is, despite wearing heavy rubber gloves, my hands are badly bruised.

Old age, I told my GP today; she agreed. I told my son to take the car away, use it, and check coolant level weekly. He thanked me, said his wife had planned to scrap it in 2015.

I fear I shall have to restrict myself to simple jobs henceforth.
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Re: Rover Streetwise water pump leaking is it a big job?
« Reply #19 on: 28 January 2020, 22:26:24 »

Ooo Terry. That looks nasty.

I know that I only have to look at a car and I get bruises and (my favourite) a gash to the head!!

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Re: Rover Streetwise water pump leaking is it a big job?
« Reply #20 on: 28 January 2020, 22:36:27 »

Time to stop the heavy jobs, Terry. Whilst I applaud your willingness and kindness to your offspring, I think a bit of Terry time is overdue.
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Re: Rover Streetwise water pump leaking is it a big job?
« Reply #21 on: 28 January 2020, 22:40:32 »

Ouch !! Terry .....   Last time I had bruising like that I had to give my doc a very serious listening too ... on the dangers of thrombosis .... he was concerned about the bruise "breaking up" and causing much bigger problems ... :(  I'm surprised your GP has let you away so lightly !!
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Re: Rover Streetwise water pump leaking is it a big job?
« Reply #22 on: 29 January 2020, 06:15:08 »

Without wishing to sound alarmist - In 2000 my 68 year old Mum got a similar bruise on her leg, after something fell off a shelf in a shop and hit her. It then broke up and part of it settled on her lung. She sounded like a 60 a day smoker all of a sudden.
She was admitted to hospital for treatment, but next morning part of it broke off and went to her heart.
It was just like someone turned off a switch. She closed her eyes and died.
Be careful Terry.
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Re: Rover Streetwise water pump leaking is it a big job?
« Reply #23 on: 29 January 2020, 11:00:55 »

Have had a couple of similar scares with Mother, both have ended up with an ambulance and a week in the ICU...

Always a concern as she's forever collecting bruises without realising how.
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Re: Rover Streetwise water pump leaking is it a big job?
« Reply #24 on: 29 January 2020, 11:08:54 »

Listen to all of that, Terry......please.   :)
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Re: Rover Streetwise water pump leaking is it a big job?
« Reply #25 on: 29 January 2020, 19:49:08 »

Yes Terry, time to let the offspring maintain their own wheels, while you put your feet up for a while. Those bruises don,t look good. Are you on blood thinners mate?
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Re: Rover Streetwise water pump leaking is it a big job?
« Reply #26 on: 29 January 2020, 20:00:29 »

Agree with everything that's been said, get 'em round and working under your watchful gaze!
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Re: Rover Streetwise water pump leaking is it a big job?
« Reply #27 on: 29 January 2020, 22:16:53 »

Yes Terry, time to let the offspring maintain their own wheels, while you put your feet up for a while. Those bruises don,t look good. Are you on blood thinners mate?
No.

Here I am in happier days, changing the gearbox on my ex-police Senator.

And here is my fleet of Senators, again in happier days.
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Re: Rover Streetwise water pump leaking is it a big job?
« Reply #28 on: 29 January 2020, 22:22:54 »

I do love a senny!

Was it rust that did for 'em?
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Re: Rover Streetwise water pump leaking is it a big job?
« Reply #29 on: 29 January 2020, 22:29:19 »

That,s an impressive array there Terry. :y
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