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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 03 Mar 2006, 11:01

cheers Mark but it's just a standard water pump....and something i can't justify buying :(
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Postby Shuvit-pinto » 03 Mar 2006, 11:39

The water pump for the Automatic is listed as diffrent to the Manual in the GM parts book I have. :?


Might get if you don;t. :wink:
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 03 Mar 2006, 11:49

i don't understand why it would be different. it may just be a different part number for the same thing :?:
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Postby Neilyman » 03 Mar 2006, 13:01

I`ve still got the engine out of my old auto sat in the garage, the water pump looks the same as on my shovit, don`t see why it would be different :?
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Postby Doive » 03 Mar 2006, 15:10

It's a different part number is it not? Don't know why they should be different either, but it would appear they might be. No real reason for Vauxhall to fit four different steering columns, but they still did it!
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Postby Shuvit-pinto » 03 Mar 2006, 19:26

Quite right, foxes me too. There are 2 diffrent types of water pump for the Manual Chevette depending on year. Late ( 1980 on ) had a cast outlet for the heater on the pump and the earlier one did not.

May be this is what the number refers to in the parts manual. Its not a very clear Manual anyhow.

Take a look at this thread for more info.

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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 04 Mar 2006, 23:55

well after an 11hr day of 470miles she's back home in the garage. i have no idea why some of you boys say it's slow as this goes really well however it will have something to do with it running slightly rich. the day didn't go without a hitch and that being the Omega's front fog light switch smoking and making the front fogs permanently lit and not the 25 year old letting us down as would be expected for a car of this age :lol: a few things did arise with the Chevette that some of you with more recent experience than me could enlighten me with:
1 - we averaged 60mph - 65mph all the way back because any faster and vibrations would take over. i suspect the rear axle rubbers or the propshaft rubber as it would disappear but not for long enough.
2 - as i turned the steering wheel it would get stiffer the more i turned it. normal? i'm so used to power steering anything else is abnormal.
3 - indicators or more accurately the flasher unit. is it normal for it to be so slow in operation.
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Postby Shuvit-pinto » 05 Mar 2006, 00:35

Herbie_Flowers wrote:2 - as i turned the steering wheel it would get stiffer the more i turned it. normal? i'm so used to power steering anything else is abnormal.
3 - indicators or more accurately the flasher unit. is it normal for it to be so slow in operation.


My steering gets stiffer with more lock that is put in and my Flasher was slow to begin with but now seems more normal with use.
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Postby Doive » 05 Mar 2006, 00:41

Could the vibration be a wheel imbalance? Look for the simple before tackling the difficult.

My steering is reasonably easy through the whole lock. Take a look at your tyre pressures as these make a huge difference!

My flasher unit is reasonably slow at idle or when cold, but once warmed or at cruising speed it is as fast as a modern car. To be fair someone has replaced my flasher unit with a heavy duty number, so perhaps that has something to do with it. But yes, slow is normal.

As for the Omega, shame it showed itself up against older machinery! The foglight switch is controlled by a small surface mount push button internally, so it is quite possible that will have melted and shorted out. Probably a scrapyard job, unless you are a bit handy with a soldering iron.
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Postby jifop » 05 Mar 2006, 20:58

as doive says, check the tyre pressures and balencing first, my steering is smooth all the way through, has been on all three cars! and yes the flasher is slow, but rev the car and it speeds up!
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 05 Mar 2006, 22:18

Doive wrote:As for the Omega, shame it showed itself up against older machinery!

ah the irony....we're sat on the island of J3 on the M54 with the Chevette in front of a much more modern car that has it's bonnet up and hazards on and we're trying to locate the fuse for the fogs as the switch is knackered and, i found out today, that one of the clips on the dizzy cap on the Chevette wasn't connected but it got home without missing a beat.
Doive wrote:The foglight switch is controlled by a small surface mount push button internally, so it is quite possible that will have melted and shorted out. Probably a scrapyard job, unless you are a bit handy with a soldering iron.

there was/is a horrible stench of electrics got hot in the car so i think it has shorted. it's always seemed hot in this area like the heater hose is blowing on it, maybe the wiring got to hot and melted?
jifop wrote:rev the car and it speeds up!

i was doing 60mph....how many more revs does it need :lol:
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Postby Doive » 05 Mar 2006, 22:22

Hmmm, well if the wiring was getting hot, then the fuse wasn't doing it's job! Did someone put a bigger fuse in than they should have to prevent the lower capacity one blowing all the time? Get the switch out of the dash, not a difficult job, and have a good look. If your headlights and rear fogs etc are all working, then it is unlikely the loom has melted, more likely a long term fault in the switch unit itself.

Hopefully won't be ££££s
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 05 Mar 2006, 22:29

as it stands now Doive the headlights work ok and so do the rear fogs but the green light indicating the front fogs are on is lit up and if i put the fuse back in they come on. i couldn't see the colour of the fuse last night but it's not the same colour as the rears so could well be to big to blow.
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Postby shoveitnz » 07 Mar 2006, 09:56

congratulations i say- looks really nice. nicer colour than my primer grey...
whats it drive like with the auto?
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 07 Mar 2006, 15:43

shoveitnz wrote:congratulations i say- looks really nice.

thanks, it's even nicer in the flesh
shoveitnz wrote:whats it drive like with the auto?

really well to be honest i was pleasantly surprised. it's smooth through the gears and kicks down ok but there is a severe lack of power/torque when accelerating in top. oh yea the transmission tunnel is maaaassive!!!!!
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Postby jayen4 » 08 Mar 2006, 01:31

See,I told you you'd like it !! :) . Oh,Oh, watch out,he'll be sticking the Omega engine/box in the chevette now ! :shock: :D
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