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Changing to stud for the water pump cover


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After winterizing I went to put all the covers / plugs back on so I can take it out on the Oklahoma random amazing days.

After dropping the bolts a half dozen times and dropping the cover or gasket a few more times. I decided I was fed up with the current way.

I don't know about anyone else, but I can't even see my pump let alone be sure that the gasket is in place and straight.

The only way I can see it is from the top and can't reach it then.

This way I can hang the gasket, look from the top and insure it's good.

Then just hang the cover easily.

So I took some 10-32 brass bolts

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cut the heads off

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Lock tight then into the pump housing

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Then hang the cover and put the nuts on and tighten.

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I'll prob put nylock nuts on it this spring. I'm gonna cut some thicker Teflon gaskets at work sometime this winter also.

I noticed the cover plate itself had grooves in it so I resurfaced and lapped it. So the pump should be good for this spring.

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