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Old 08-05-2019, 07:15 PM   #1
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Default Lubrication for Y block water pump shaft (?)

What is that hole in the water pump of my '54 y block? It's about 1/8" in diameter, is at the top of the pump and exposes the inner shaft. It looks like a lubrication port of some type for the shaft, but the shop manual doesn't seem to mention anything about putting lubricant in it. Thanks
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Old 08-05-2019, 07:18 PM   #2
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It is a coolant seepage hole that alerts you to a bad WP seal.
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Old 08-05-2019, 07:40 PM   #3
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Thanks again, Kultulz!
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Old 08-05-2019, 10:32 PM   #4
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DO NOT squirt oil down the 1/8 inch diameter hole in the water pump shaft neck casting. If you do, you will be replacing your water pump in less than a week. That hole is only there to allow water to exit when the pump seal goes bad (letting you know that you need to rebuild the pump or get a new one).
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Old 08-06-2019, 12:39 AM   #5
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DO NOT squirt oil down the 1/8 inch diameter hole in the water pump shaft neck casting. If you do, you will be replacing your water pump in less than a week. That hole is only there to allow water to exit when the pump seal goes bad (letting you know that you need to rebuild the pump or get a new one).

That's why I asked. Thanks Dave.
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