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Old 05-17-2018, 10:48 PM   #1
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Parked for a while....water pump, But I have a question

I am at 80K miles, the water pump has a squeak...so time for a replacement. I have a genuine OEM pump and belt on hand along with a low temp thermostat....now to find the time;

Now to the question, Have most of you replaced the Tensioner/ Idler Pulleys when you do this ??

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Old 05-18-2018, 01:26 AM   #2
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At 80k you could just replace them for peace of mind while you have it apart.
Might just save you a breakdown later on.
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Old 05-18-2018, 04:35 AM   #3
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I didn't at WP/Thermo maintenance replacement around 85k.
BUT around 90k I replaced all pulleys as one started squealing/grinding
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Old 05-18-2018, 05:08 AM   #4
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Do a coolant flush too, at the same time. You need about 3 gallons of Porsche coolant and 3 gallons of distilled water.
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Old 05-18-2018, 06:41 AM   #5
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When I replaced my alternator, I took the tensioner apart and greased the bearing. It needed it!

The grease seal can be removed if you carefully use a dental pick or something similar to pry it out of the bearing.

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