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  • KA24E Water pump failure *pics*

    This past Sunday I attended my first autox since having the car back from the body shop. I made three runs and my times had dropped from a total of 7 seconds from my first initial run, the announcer even made a comment how I had been improving my times. Well on my fourth run I decided to take my wife along on the run. I took off from the starting line, made the first left, as I shifted to second I head a loud "BOOM", followed by crunching and a loss of power. I coasted through the cones pulling off the course, so I wouldn't track too much of whatever had busted onto the course. I glanced at my hood and noticed that my hood had a few peaks in it Looked under the car and found my fan dangling.


    I had the car towed home and inspected the damage a little more, here is what I found.












    So, the plan for now is to upgrade to an aluminum radiator along with Nissan Altima electric fans when I do the rest of the repairs. I dropped the hood off at the shop to be repaired yesterday.


    Ivan

  • #2
    haha awesome. Gotta love catastrophic failures.

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    • #3
      That happened to a friend of mine, except he never fixed the divots lolol

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      • #4
        Wow, now that's a violent equipment failure!
        1991 240sx SE

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        • #5
          Wait... is this the car you just got back from getting painted
          -Monty

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          • #6
            DOH!!!

            Wonder if that's covered under the warranty on the paint?
            Originally posted by SoSideways
            I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
            '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
            '96 240SX- The Track Toy

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            • #7
              Originally posted by LAWL View Post
              Wow, now that's a violent equipment failure!
              I've gone through my S14 DOHC engine going out and spewing oil and that was no where near as horrific sounding as the water pump going out was.

              When I looked in my side mirror I saw a bunch of tiny black pieces of the shroud bouncing up. I actually thought that my driveshaft had broke at first, the sound was that ugly, it was *boom* *crunch* *crunch* *grind*


              Ivan

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              • #8
                Originally posted by McCoy View Post
                Wait... is this the car you just got back from getting painted
                Yep, that's the car. Luckily the shop needed to finish painting the rear filler piece still. I called them and told them to hold off on the filler piece until I dropped off the hood(dropped it off Monday).

                Originally posted by Matt93SE View Post
                DOH!!!

                Wonder if that's covered under the warranty on the paint?

                Lol, I should call the paint mfg. and tell them their paint suddenly began to peak on my hood and eat the metal away.



                Ivan

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                • #9
                  Wow, that is the craziest pump failure I've seen thus far

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                  • #10
                    never seen that happen before!! is it a oem pump?
                    - Phil
                    1995 240sx | KA24DE-T 309whp, 368lb-ft

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                    • #11
                      thats insane. sucks too.

                      Most PM answers: F 17X9 +22, R 17X9 +35

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                      • #12
                        I had an OEM water pump on my old E36 M3 come apart. Knew it happened when I got a shudder on the highway and saw fan blades flying out from underneath my car. Of course everybody was too much of an ass to let me over on the highway... Horrible drivers here.. bleh E36 water pumps blowing up is a known thing, and not uncommon, since I've seen quite a few do it in person. Never seen it in an S-chassis with an OEM pump though.

                        Was it an OEM pump or a parts store brand?
                        '18 Chevrolet Volt - Electric fun hatch for DD duty!


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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by flip240 View Post
                          never seen that happen before!! is it a oem pump?
                          Originally posted by Def View Post
                          Was it an OEM pump or a parts store brand?


                          I plan on removing the damaged parts sometime this week, I'll be sure to post my finding on the pump being OEM or aftermarket.

                          Just hope there is still enough of the water pump intact for me to find out. Should be.


                          Ivan

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                          • #14
                            Looking at the pics, I'm going to guess it was aftermarket.
                            http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...A/DSC01372.jpg

                            1. it's much newer than the surrounding metal (no biggie there, but obviously a newer pump).
                            2. the symbol cast into the housing isn't Unisia- can't tell what it is though.
                            Originally posted by SoSideways
                            I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
                            '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
                            '96 240SX- The Track Toy

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                            • #15
                              I've had no name brand pumps quit on me or leak
                              but this is a first for me, wow.
                              1995 Fouki S14 - re-energized ka-t project!
                              1999 F150 - gas guzzler parts getter
                              1989 Toyota Pickup - mandatory Pomona abandoned-in-driveway vehicle
                              2012 Mazda 3 Skyactive hatch - "The only 40mpg econobox worth driving"

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