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    Help With Water Pump Needed!

    Hi All,

    After having to change the thermostat on my Astra Z16SE 8v I thought I would do the Cam Belt and Water Pump etc. to save a bit of hassle later.

    Got all the stuff and found out that the guy had send me the wrong Cam Belt Kit, bugger!

    Anyhow, I got stuck in regardless and changed the thermostat and removed the old water pump.

    When I went to put the new one in I could not see for the life of me, how to position it?

    It says in the Haynes manual that there are some alignment marks that need to line up!

    There is alignment no marks on the new pump and I cannot see any on the engine block!

    My question is this:-

    Can anyone tell me which way to "orientate" the new pump?

    Has anyone got a good pic of a new pump in situ?

    Even a little hand drawn pic of the pump in relation to the block would be brilliant!!

    Thank you!

    Gary

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    Anyone?

    Please!

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    Does the water pump tension the cam belt?

    If it does it can olny really be fitted one way
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    No, there is a separate tensioner.

    The sprocket is "offset" on the pump, that is why I need to know what position it is orientated.

    Does the sprocket sit at 12.00 O'Clock or 6.00 O'Clock?

    You see what I mean?

    Gary

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    Hi, my new pump had the same problem - no alignment mark. Do you still have the old pump? There should be a mark on the engine block, and there may be a mark on the old pump too. Then you just need to compare the new pump to the old one and mark it in the right place. That's how I did it.

    I think the mark that the pump was lined up with on the engine actually might have been one of the bolt holes.

    And I think the pump was oriented with the sprocket near the bottom, more or less...

    Sorry I can't remember for absolute certain though!

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    Actually, I should have mentioned, mine's a different engine: X14XE.

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    I can't seem to see the mark on the block at all, have searched throughly!

    I'm "guessing" but I think that the sprocket will sit on the left uppermost/outermost position?

    Sort of around 10.00/10.30 O'Clock?

    As I said, I'm guessing but I'll bet somone will know, hopefully!

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    C'mon guys PLEASE help me on this one?????

    I really need to find this out soon!

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