Not the Water Pump

If you read “Sometimes Things Don’t Go Your Way” you saw that I thought I had a failing water pump. The “new” water pump was only a few months old so it was quite out of the ordinary for it to be failing. I took the Range Rover to Mickey’s Garage on Monday to have[…]

Sometimes Things Don’t Go Your Way

I once blogged that every time I touch the Range Rover something goes wrong. Well yesterday was no exception. Mr. Fisher and I were sorting out our two camping kits. We were trying to determine how much gear we were going to be hauling to S.C.A.R.R. We determined that we had a fairly large amount of kit. Mostly lots of pieces that don’t necessarily fit efficiently in the back of the Range Rover. Let’s be honest, it takes a lot of gear to make two 50-year-old guys comfortable for two days of camping.

I decided it was necessary to remove the 70% seat out of the back. I know Bill Burke removes his 30% seat to house his ARB refrigerator. So with that idea in mind I went to remove the seat. Basically it is four 10mm bolts and the seat comes out. I flipped the seat up and started to work on the bolts. It took some figuring to sort out they were 10mm. I took 10mm sockets to use but my 12 point socket in 3/8ths didn’t turn the nut. I wondered what size the nut was if 10mm didn’t work. Turned out my 12 point socket was stripped. That’s disappointing but not a show stopper. I had a 10mm in 1/2 that was 12 point and narrow walled. That narrow wall was very necessary because the nuts are very close to the seat bracket.

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I got the socket set and made one turn and bingo, the bolt breaks. […]

Changing a Water Pump

When you run across a post like this one, you have to share. I found it when I was Googling for some other things. I’ve changed my water pump one time in 206,000 miles. I didn’t take pictures. This fellow did. http://torstenernst.com/blog/2011/10/02/replacing-the-water-pump-on-a-range-rover-classic/ So if you are wondering how to change the water pump on your[…]

Water Pump Replaced, AC Compressor Swapped

Back in the saddle again. I picked up the Big White Bus from Mickey’s Garage this past Friday. Mickey send me these pictures telling me the BWB was ready for pick up. As you’ve read in previous posts, the AC compressor they installed originally had a leaking seal. True to his word he replaced it.[…]

Almost Made It

I heard the telltale sound of a water pump failing when I pulled up after lunch. I got to within a mile of Mickey’s Garage when the belts started smoking. I’m waiting for a tow as I type this. I have to keep telling myself,  with every wrench turn I get closer to my circumnavigation[…]