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Water pump blanking plug

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:16 pm
by TrevorG
Years ago, when I converted the choke on my Essex engine to manual control, I needed to blank off the feed from the water pump. Being a cheapskate, I found a bolt with non threaded section of the right size and used that, hose clipped into the shortened pipe.

Typically, this was still on the car when I purchased her back.

Now that I am renovating and rebuilding, I decided to get a proper blanking plug. However, I was shocked at the price of this little lump of neoprene!

I thought there must be a cheaper one out there and eventually found a Peugeot boxer blanking plug for under £3 which was the same size, so I ordered one. It arrived today and fitted perfectly. Every little saving helps!
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Water pump blanking plug

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:02 pm
by scimjim
That looks like a new pump - couldn’t you buy the 6 type with the top takeoff undrilled?

Water pump blanking plug

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:03 pm
by Coupe Racing
Can you share the part number and model please

Water pump blanking plug

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:23 pm
by philhoward
16mm (5/8”)? £2.99 in silicone - https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 1995933957

Water pump blanking plug

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:23 pm
by TrevorG
There you go jim! Didn't even occur to me that you could get a pump with the take off undrilled. I learn summat new every day....Trouble is, I forget ten times as much!

Water pump blanking plug

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:23 pm
by scimjim
:P