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Re: HO Alternator & Serpentine Pulley Kit Install
One question: If the crank pulley becomes a little oversized and the water pump pulley stays the same, the water pump shaft spins a little faster; would that be a problem? or is the difference too small to worry about?
Agreed, this is once again an outstanding documentary by MaineSail.
I had this same question when reading the article. Presumably, if the standard kits slips a pulley over the crank pulley, this is a common issue.
Its the part of the article that says fitting a new pulley over the water pulley would change the flow characteristics that might want a tweak. It seems the new crank pulley is already doing that, so you would think you would want a different dimensioned water pump pulley to compensate.
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