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I suspect that the bearings in the water pump have 'given up the ghost'.

Well I hope that is what is causing the strange intermittent grinding noise. :shock: :shock: :shock:

Have ordered a new water pump.


Not sure if I should order a new fan belt, as I just put on a new one this month. Best to have a spare?
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You can never have too many spares
At least can add up

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Well so far I have three spare thermostat housings. :lol:
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Doug G wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 13:09
I suspect that the bearings in the water pump have 'given up the ghost'.

Well I hope that is what is causing the strange intermittent grinding noise. :shock: :shock: :shock:

Have ordered a new water pump.


Not sure if I should order a new fan belt, as I just put on a new one this month. Best to have a spare?
I hope that the strange intermittent grinding noise is NOT the crankshaft bearing. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Doug G wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 17:45
I hope that the strange intermittent grinding noise is NOT the crankshaft bearing. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
Any suggestions??? :shock:
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Crank bearing would more likely be knocking
At least can add up

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Nigel(no top)Sykes wrote:
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:37
Crank bearing would more likely be knocking
Which bearing is that? :cry:

Crankshaft bearing at end nearest the fan? :?:

Is it an expensive solution? :shock:

Or can it be a DIY job ?
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have spotted some DIY videos on Youtube.

BUT wonder if the operation is as simple on a 998cc A Series engine.
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Dead simple.

1. Remove engine
2. Strip engine
3. Inspect journals and get crank ground if required
4. Order new bearings.
5. Reassemble & refit.
At least can add up

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Yes, but if you're doing that then there's a bunch of other things you'll find that need to (or at least should be) done while you're in there. So budget for a full engine recondition and transmission rebuild.

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You guys are certainly the bearers off good news.

Nevertheless I do appreciate your hard truths 8), better than the alternatives :shock: .
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It might be OK. A grindng noise is possibly coming from something like the alternator or water pump. If you remove the fanbelt (or loosen it right off, you can run the engine for a short period without the waterpump and alternator and see if the sound goes away. Either of them are much easier to replace than a bearing.

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Doug,
Does it make the noise all the time (even when stationary)?
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I have not experienced it although I am a 'bit' deaf.
Plus I have not driven it for some time - he grabs it before I get the keys. :lol:

However my son says it was a low volume, then he hit a speed bump and it is a lot louder now and is a constant. Even when stationary.

He says it is only at the water pump he hears it.

I will wait for him to change the water pump and see it it continues.

Then worry!!! :shock:
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