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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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Water pump drain bolt

Last night I broke the bolt. Half is inside the hole and the other on my desk now.
I guess my options are:
1. order new pump
2. Buy a bolt remover and try to get it out. Replace it and keep going.
3. Plug the hole. Seal it with in weld or something.

Thoughts. I use it for commute. So I could plug it and order a new pump to replace it?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 02:35 AM
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You can drain the coolant by removing the lower radiator hose so you dont need this drain point If there is no coulant leaking out why seal the hole?
If you cannot stand imperfection on your bike like me I would choose option 1 or 2.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I agree. Not sure if it will leak once I put the coolant back in. I will probably use some JB Weld and plug it. Rather than try to remove it.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 11:39 AM
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the water pump separates into 2 half's... I think the drain bolt is in the outer half so if you take it off, you might be able to grab whats passing through the other side of the screw and screw it in/out , it shouldn't be that tight. Unless the drain screws into the back half and helps hold 2 half's together... can't remember with out looking at it...

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I did fill the hole with some JB weld. It seems it does attach to the other side of the pump. I am letting it cure and will try tomorrow once I fill it up again.
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