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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Meziere Water Pump   Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:57 pm

Hey Alex, you're running, but are you on the street or strip yet?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Meziere Water Pump   Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:30 pm

I understand the concept of using it at the track between runs, but could a modded street car benefit the same way (if) I decided to take it to the track? Could it be used in everyday life on a street vehicle Is what Im trying to find out? Are there any things it could harm over time, I mean are they designed to run full time or are they known to burn out over time, or burn out altenator or any other ill effects? I would love to run one if practical, I just like them! But not enough to buy,install,maintain if its got no real benefit. Who knows, once I start moddin this bitch, I might be lookin for a track! Lol. Opinions? Comments? Advice? Horror Stories, Anything?

Oh and Aaron, sorry about the super huge photo in my Signature, I dont know how to make it smaller?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Meziere Water Pump   Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:20 pm

I've never seen an electric water pump on a street vehicle, just on race cars. It would not be as reliable on the street. I really can't see the point though.

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PostSubject: temp   Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:26 pm

Craig, info on signatures: http://rivperformance.editboard.com/t716-signatures-new-members-please-read

Info on image sizing: http://rivperformance.editboard.com/t2496-image-size-code-please-use-it

Regarding the electronic water pump, you sort of answered your own question. They are designed for cooling between drag race runs. Any parasitic loss that you get with a mechanical pump will be miniscule considering our engine makes so much torque. The power to run the pump comes from somewhere, too - from your alternator, which is being turned by the engine. And as Larry has stated, any motorized accessory will not last as long as a belt driven accessory. Finally, the cost. Why on earth would anyone pay $250 for a possible 2-3 HP boost maybe at 6000 RPM? It's just not intended for the purpose you were hoping. It's a cooling device for the track, that's about it.

If you're looking for a mod plan, we have some ideas (sorry, no electric water pumps!):

http://rivperformance.editboard.com/t23-faq-modding-101-how-to-increase-acceleration-performance

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Meziere Water Pump   Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:06 pm

Thanks again to all who answered. I was pretty sure track only, but had to ask. And thx for the help with profile, and signature. I have read that mod list, several times. Im putting together one now and plan to start ordering parts in two weeks. I will submit for anyone who wants to review comment or share ideas.

I was just searching for other ways to keep engine temps down, not practical or cheap! Wont know unless ya ask right? poop
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Meziere Water Pump   Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:58 pm

No worries! If you want to lower engine temps, a 180 thermostat - $10 from AutoZone - will do a lot more for you than an electric water pump.

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KYB GR2 struts MaxAir shocks Addco sway bars UMI bushings GM STB Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus SS lines Brembo slotted discs DHP tuned Aeroforce Hidden Hitch


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