4 Ways to Properly Maintain Your Water Pump System

10 October 2022

Leaks, incorrect sealant application, coolant damage (cavitation), and corrosion are among the most typical causes of water pump damage. These breakdowns may appear unexpected and sudden, but the truth is that a lack of preventive maintenance causes most water pump failures. Although water pumps wear out over time, some irresponsible circumstances are mostly to blame for hastening this process.

The advantages of proper water pump maintenance extend beyond fault detection and provide a significant opportunity to anticipate breakdowns, prevent pump corrosion, and avoid system failures, which would otherwise result in operating expenses for repairs and the purchase of newly required equipment. Today’s article focuses on ways to extend the life of the water pump.

Conduct Maintenance Regularly

Preventive maintenance, as opposed to corrective maintenance, resolves existing flaws before they impede pump performance. Both users and specialists must be constantly alert of any signs of inefficiency. From high-pitched or screeching engine noises to cavitation and bearing noises, vibrations decreased water flow, seal chamber leaks or clogging.

This should be performed by a competent specialist who has the appropriate skills, experience, and tools to inspect the item properly, perform engine inspections, and modify, replace, or repair any components that are not working as intended. Specialists should urge end users to investigate the condition of their water pump further by inspecting the bracket, seals, motor couplings, and bearings and making any necessary changes or repairs.

Replace Both the Water Pump and The Distribution System

When maintaining a vehicle’s distribution, we must consider the key elements, such as the chain or belt, and all of the components, including the water pump.

Changing the water pump or the timing belt are two of the most common mechanical workshop tasks. As a result, professionals recommend doing this repair in a single intervention, which aids in the correct coupling of the components, preventing premature ageing and probable pump bearing damage. As a result, we provide a comprehensive and long-lasting service.

It is critical to perform this operation correctly and safely, because if the belt is not replaced as it touches and becomes too tight, it will cause an extra effort in the rotation, causing the pump shaft to gradually give way, causing fluid leakage and even chafing on the propeller blades.

Proper Management of Coolant

The fact that water pumps are frequently referred to as coolant pumps demonstrates the significance of this liquid in their operation. While coolant degrades with time, users occasionally add water to it in an unsuccessful attempt to save money and time.

The truth is that polluted or unsuitable coolant greatly increases the likelihood of corrosion within the water pump. Manufacturers utilise various materials for water pump gaskets, so ensuring that the coolant introduced before is the correct type and emptying/filling it on time will ensure a long-life water pump.

Water Pump Dismantling

Never underestimate the importance of water pump impeller and housing design in terms of water pump efficiency. Most of the wear on a water pump happens on the internal elements of the unit, which cannot be seen until the device is opened up. Experts can properly assess for wear at central parts and assure an ideal functioning state by individually removing, inspecting, and cleaning all auxiliary and core devices.

WACME Pty Ltd manufactures water pumps, tank trailers, and other water-related products for mining, construction, agriculture, and industrial use. Contact us at 048 032 5517 or fill out our online form for any of your water pump enquiries.

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