this is too much!!
First, the water pump removal on an '06 660 ranks up top with all-time crappy jobs. Can't see it, cramped space. Smacked my head. Crap dripping on my face. Many tools swaps to find the right combo that might work. Skid plate is welded and can't be removed to make this simple and easy. I think Polaris helped in the engineering on this.
I finally got it out and it looked iffy on the pitted impeller shaft and a nick on the housing near the o-ring seal, so I took it to Yamaha. Mechanic said it was fine, but since it was so ugy to take apart, i decided to pay him to rebuild it so I didn't screw it up. definitely didn't want to repeat this job.
Put it back together and the lower tube with the hex/allen key leaked. BECAUSE I didn't put the o-ring in!! DOH!! My own stupidity.
Get the thrill of doing that worst part again, and then fill it, bleed air, and run it. IT STILL WHIZZES out the exact same clear tube that started this whole job in the first place. Mechanic said this is where it leaks when the seal is done. But this is a brand new seal!!WTF????
Anyone else ever encounter this? Any other things that cause that tube to whiz coolant? I'm leaning to complete pump replacement from ebay, chinese thing for $99 shipped. How could it be any worse that this OEM POS?
To ice the cake, I got lots of crap in my eyes and went to rinse with saline. NOPE!! It was my wife's contact lense cleaner, so the stinging will hopefully vanish...eventually???
THEN, I typed a long, funny story describing this disaster, and when I hit "submit", my internet cut out and lost my entire thread. NO WAY I was going to let this crap job get the better of me. so i still decided to share it. I know I'm whining, but entire, full day wasted, and now another 3 hours to do another re&re, since I know all the tricks and short cuts now. JOY!