For those of you with the Magnacharger and the boost actuator for the pump, I would recommend installing a switch so that you can manually run the pump for periods of time. This pump is like any other motor that is not run very much, in that it will tend to sieze up if not used enough. I am on my second pump and I noticed it was not starting up when I selected the manual switch. I just tapped it with a little hammer and it started running. I have been leaving it on more and it is starting up every time when it should now. I took my old pump apart and found the motor in almost new condition but some corosion formed where the shaft enters the water pump. I lubed that piece up and my old pump started running perfectly! So if your pump stops operating, don't go buy a new one, just lube that section of the pump and you should be good to go!
The pump only kicks on when boost is called for?
When would you turn on the pump manually.
Will driving habits effect the likelyhood of the pump siezing?
Do you have any suggestions on where to cut in the switch?
Can you think of any way to get the pump to cycle more often without a manual switch?
I ask you, Flatsman, because I know that you have a good amoun of experiance with this blower.
I've read of people complaining that the pump would kick on and off in certian situations. Have you had this happen? Is it actually annoying?
Sorry, I have a million questions. Any insight you can pass on is appreciated.
Well, most or all of us have our pumps boost activated. In normal driving, especially around town, the pump doesn't run very much. When we go to positive boost, the pump is just being powered, but is it running? I don't think you would want to go WOT with it not running but how do you know? If it is turned on manually, you can hear it running as soon as the ignition is turned on, so you know it is working. Mine was not working so I left it on for two days around town and now it is fine. I am just trying to give everyone a heads up on this. If your pump is not running, just take it off the truck and take the motor apart so that you can get to the shaft, lube that and you will be back up and running again!
Have you guys ever looked into a different pump brand or set-up?
I am on my third pump and this one is now leaking. The first two quit, the third went on the hobbs switch.
It's leaking by the shaft were the corrosion has built up as Flats Man pointed out. The seal appears to be in new condition but it's too loose. It's allowing the coolant to leak by.
Any suggestions would be welcomed.
What would be the best way to switch it? Would using the Hobbs switch with jumper wires to a switch be the way to go? I think the truck needs to be running to run the pump in this case. I think this would be the easiest way to go.
How about a direct feed so the pump could be turned on while waiting for the next run, with the truck off? I would guess this is how you guys would do it. Forgive me for my ignorance, would this require a seperate relay? I think this is the way to go as far as a switch but being that I won't be at the strip all that often, using the Hobbs switch seems a whole lot easier.
Any suggestion on what would be the best way to switch it?
Wow. That a pretty tight engine compartmant on the Mustang, eh?
Any of the experianced people here know if this is something that would work? Would we have to have electric fans? Do we even have the same water pump?
If the problem that we have now is caused by the pump not running enough than we need to get it to run more, right? If the problem is a POS pump then we need a whole new set up, right?
Well I geuss I should get the damn supercharger in before I start to worry about this stuff. I'll get back to this next week.
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