The water pump ensures that enough coolant liquid is flowing around the cooling system and engine in order to remove sufficient heat to prevent the engine overheating. The higher the load on the engine the more the pump will circulate in order to deal with the greater levels of heat produced as the engine works harder.
Fix your water pump leak with K-Seal
K-Seal’s unique blend of chemical components and its easy-pour usage method makes it the only viable choice of repairing solution for those who want to avoid expensive mechanic bills but don’t have the technical knowledge or experience needed to resolve a leaking water pump in any other way.
The solution, which is suitable and available for all types of vehicle, utilises ceramic microfibres and copper particles that knit together inside the tiny holes and cracks that develop within various parts of an engine’s cooling system to seal them and prevent coolant from leaking through. The only preparation required is that the solution is shaken before it is poured into the coolant – the microfibres will not knit together until they enter the failure area that needs to be sealed, meaning that there is no clogging or damaging the cooling system (see ASTMD3147 for more details).
It should be noted, however, that while K-Seal will fix most leaks in the water pump casing and even in the seals it cannot repair damage to the moving parts inside the pump itself including the shaft.
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How does a car water pump work?
The water pump may not be the most advanced component in your car but it plays a vital role in keeping the engine system running. Find out more here
Why water pumps fail
The water pump is a relatively robust part of the car engine but, as with most parts, they will fail eventually. Find out more here
What are the symptoms of a broken water pump?
As with most car parts, if you don’t a problem with the water pump early on it quickly develop into an expensive repair. Find out more here