Lotus Elan

Water Pump

PostPost by: "freddy22112211" » Thu Jan 05, 2006 4:12 pm

Put a new water pump in mine - extremely carefully - everything
measured and done slowly. Lasted 1 day - the ceramic washer had
broken - put the old washer back in (non ceramic) and it's been going
well since.
Gordon

--- In ***@***.***, "Eric Salomon" <[email protected]>
wrote:
Sometimes it is better to let sleeping dogs lie!

The water pump in my Lotus 23b twin cam was in the engine when I
bought it around 1974, and never gave any trouble despite long
periods of inactivity and numerous 3 hour endurance races. In
about 1990, when stripping the engine, I decided to renew the pump
with a new one I had in stock (for quite a few years).

Of course, the new one would not last 1 race, and I was forced to
redo the engine.

The replacement one is still running in the 23, but, I suppose, now
that I have boasted about it, it will break just before my next
race in February, which is a big one for us in South Africa.

Eric Salomon
"freddy22112211"
 

PostPost by: Harald S. Feeß » Thu Jan 05, 2006 7:00 pm

I wonder if there is any difference in quality between the cheap aftermarket
water pump kits and the more expensive original Lotus kit.
Any experiences ?

Harry
Munich, Germany
71 Elan Sprint fhc rhd
(1 water pump in 20 years, 6 years ago)




Put a new water pump in mine - extremely carefully - everything
measured and done slowly. Lasted 1 day - the ceramic washer had
broken - put the old washer back in (non ceramic) and it's been going
well since.
Gordon

--- In ***@***.***, "Eric Salomon" <[email protected]>
wrote:
>
> Sometimes it is better to let sleeping dogs lie!
>
> The water pump in my Lotus 23b twin cam was in the engine when I
> bought it around 1974, and never gave any trouble despite long
> periods of inactivity and numerous 3 hour endurance races. In
> about 1990, when stripping the engine, I decided to renew the pump
> with a new one I had in stock (for quite a few years).
>
> Of course, the new one would not last 1 race, and I was forced to
> redo the engine.
>
> The replacement one is still running in the 23, but, I suppose, now
> that I have boasted about it, it will break just before my next
> race in February, which is a big one for us in South Africa.
>
> Eric Salomon









Harald S. Feeß
 

PostPost by: tvacc » Thu Jan 05, 2006 7:30 pm

I would have to say that there is?.if that 23 waterpump sat for years?and is
still working?there must be a difference.



Don?t know what?.but it must be something.





Tony



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I wonder if there is any difference in quality between the cheap aftermarket
water pump kits and the more expensive original Lotus kit.
Any experiences ?

Harry
Munich, Germany
71 Elan Sprint fhc rhd
(1 water pump in 20 years, 6 years ago)




Put a new water pump in mine - extremely carefully - everything
measured and done slowly. Lasted 1 day - the ceramic washer had
broken - put the old washer back in (non ceramic) and it's been going
well since.
Gordon

--- In ***@***.***, "Eric Salomon" <[email protected]>
wrote:
>
> Sometimes it is better to let sleeping dogs lie!
>
> The water pump in my Lotus 23b twin cam was in the engine when I
> bought it around 1974, and never gave any trouble despite long
> periods of inactivity and numerous 3 hour endurance races. In
> about 1990, when stripping the engine, I decided to renew the pump
> with a new one I had in stock (for quite a few years).
>
> Of course, the new one would not last 1 race, and I was forced to
> redo the engine.
>
> The replacement one is still running in the 23, but, I suppose, now
> that I have boasted about it, it will break just before my next
> race in February, which is a big one for us in South Africa.
>
> Eric Salomon









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