I've got a 2000 XCR 800 that I was comtemplating on rebuilding the water pump on. The mechanical seal is around $45 Cnd and the 2 bearings are $43 a piece! That' doesn't include any gaskets if needed.
$43 a bearing? That's crazy. I remember someone here had rebuilt their waterpump and outsourced the bearings somewhere else and they were alot cheaper. They even had part numbers for the bearings that matched the Polaris ones exactly.
Does anyone have this information?
If you see ANY fluid leaking from the little sipe hole, in the casting of the pump....you are living on borrowed time. That usually means that the bearings are turning in antifreeze. If the sled has lots of miles, I would rebuild it before you have trouble. When they break, it is too late. If you break the drive gear and impeller shaft, you are looking at a new pump because those parts alone are worth almost as much as a complete new one. A complete new pump is around $400-$500 Cnd. Polaris bearings are about $43 dollars each and the mechanical seal is another $45.
I have 3200 miles on my XCR 800 and depending on how many miles I put on my sled this year, I will be rebuilding the water pump next season regardless.
Whats are the signs of failing water pump? Just curious... Dripping fluid, whining sound, loose shaft (if noticed during inspection).
Thanks for any input.
I'll check my note in the shop. They are a standard bearing. You can see it once apart, Yeah found the same, $40 cdn a piece, and 6.95 for the same bearing from a bearing supplier.
Only one bearing was getting crusty, I'd do it because of age as oppose to milege. One is a blind hole , let the dealr pull it. Watch the seal, it's a pain.
Some 2000 seem prone to impeller failure my 2000 had 7800 miles no problem have 2002 8600 miles ok but will have bearings & impeller changed this season
Thanks for the advice. Make no mistake....If I can't match up the bearings exactly then I will spend the money. I've already had one go on our big bore 700. Had to replace it with a used one since the existing one was totally unsalvageable. Now the used one I replaced it with is leaking!
Just seems a little "pricey". My xcr 800 has around 3200 miles. Not sure if I should give it another season before pulling the pump or just rebuilt it now for some piece of mind?
Thats ok - its cool but no, I dont have any of the "chill" pills - I need some to make it thru todays work. LOL. WL. emoticons/emotion-60.gif
I know it sounds like crazy but waterpump is a crucical part of the motor. You would want to have a good bearings in it and have it last awhile. Dont put cheap bearings in it and have it go, whatever. Replacing couple of pennies is still far cry of rebuilding a motor. Anyone? WL.