Cooling System Overhaul, Part 1

December 14, 2012

One of the most critical components of our truck’s diesel engine is its cooling system. In preparation for our three-year Overland Expedition following the Silk Road, every component had to be checked and if possible, replaced with something better than factory. First, perhaps most important, was the water pump itself and the thermostat. The experienced technicians at Ken Imler Diesel Performance removed the factory pump that was already showing signs of wear and replaced it with a new Gates Water Pump and a new Gates Thermostat. Gates Water Pumps are recognized in the industry for their durability and superior quality. Every Gates Water Pump is constructed with premium alloy materials and a 100% functional test of seals and bearings along with a 100% leakage test for both the casting and assembled water pump. The quality controlled factory calibration of the Gates Heavy-Duty Thermostat assures accurate heat control under extreme variations in temperature, load and engine vibrations.

Gates Water Pumps are recognized in the industry for their durability and superior quality.

Our factory pump was already showing signs of wear.

Corrosion like this and signs of leakage were a sure indication of impending failure.

The experienced technicians at Ken Imler Diesel Performance replaced the aging the factory pump with a new Gates Heavy-Duty Water Pump.

The quality controlled factory calibration of the Gates Heavy-Duty Thermostat assures accurate heat control under extreme variations in temperature, load and engine vibrations.

With the new Gates Heavy-Duty Water Pump installed, the next step was to replace the serpentine belt, belt tensioners and hoses. See Part 2 of the Cooling System Overhaul.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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