In Reply to: water pump intallation done, but 1 question? posted by worked / adam p on January 26, 2002 at 01:32:08:
When pulling off the old pump i noticed a few bolts were loose, or so it seemed. But when I installed the new pump It seemed that the bolts would not get to tight? I mean there was plenty of tention but it almost seemed like there was a problem.. I tightened the bolts a little more(did not seem enough)and left it that way. The water pump ran great and the car was stable at tad under half way. I checked this afternoon and the pump was not leaking so I assume its all ok..
Also, I cleaned the power stearing hooses and pump and now it is leaking all over the place. So its time to replace the hoses, but can I get these at any local auto place or do i need bmw hoses?
The high pressure hoses are real expensive. Have you replaced the crimp clamps with screw type hose clamps? That cured my leaks on the hoses running to the reservoir.