Generation III External Engine - How to get top water pump fitting out?




theblur98ss
04-15-2012, 01:46 PM
I'm trying to pull the top fiting out of my water pump to put on -AN bungs. I know it's just pressed in there but I can't get it out and I'm worried about damaging the pump. Any tips or tricks to getting this thing out?


Old Geezer
04-15-2012, 01:54 PM
On top of a "press fit", it's also got an adhesive on it.
Heat it up w/ a propane torch. Concentrate the heat on the alum. It'll expand and the adhesive will let go...

theblur98ss
04-17-2012, 10:07 PM
Ok got the first one out. Now what's the best way to 'press' the new on in place? I tried beating with a hammer and using a large c clamp with no luck. I have the fitting in the freezer now but not sure if that will work any better.