I just wanted to ask if anybody had to install a new water pump in their Spider - and if they had it done at a garage - what did it cost you?
Hey Tif, will this work even if you cant get the pulley off, (cuz the crank nut is on too tight) forcing one to double nut 2 of the studs to remove without the pulley being out?Actually, if you don't mind a couple skinned knuckles and have a bit of patience in a can (beer) you can replace the fan without removing the radiator.
Undo the shroud and hang it over the pump pulley, then break the bolts loose with a 10mm socket on a 1/4" drive ratchet, afterwhich you can work at it with an open end 10mm wrench.
Might take 1/2 hour or so, but it's cheaper and easier than the radiator drain and pull. (of course as the water pump is the object in question, things wull be drained anyway, so removing the radiator is user optioned)
I agree... I didn't have one handy... I was lucky enough to have all of my tools stolen a little while ago. I keep finding things I'm missing the further I get into this project.Ouch. I'd suggest getting a proper breaker bar and not abusing your torque wrench like that.