Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > 4 wheels > Light Overland Vehicle Tech
Light Overland Vehicle Tech Tech issues, tips and hints, prepping for travel
Under 3500kg vehicles, e.g. Land Cruiser, Land Rover, Subaru etc.
Photo by Igor Djokovic, camping above San Juan river, Arizona USA

I haven't been everywhere...
but it's on my list!


Photo by Igor Djokovic,
camping above San Juan river,
Arizona USA



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 6 Sep 2013
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 27
Troopy Water Pump....How Long will it Last once the noises start?

*****UPDATE****

I have mistaken the noise that is similar to the noise on the youtube video below....it was actually the idler pulley that seized up. Just letting everyone know this so they don't make the same mistake. Instead of a costly tow truck to the dealers and a few hours of them thinking it was the water pump, I could have just taken off the A/C belt, and kept driving.

Cheers




My 94 Troopy has just developed what I think is a water pump issue.

I'm guessing the bearing is about to go as it sounds like this: Water pump noise - YouTube

Does anyone know how long you can drive it before it fails completely? I'm overseas and am wondering if I can drive it 500-1000-3000km before getting it repaired?

Any info is appreciated!

Cheers

Last edited by lc42; 14 Sep 2013 at 08:48.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 6 Sep 2013
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: J10 M40 UK
Posts: 362
How long is a piece of string ! there is no definative answer, the logical one is the shortest amount to get you to the nearest supply . Try to minimise revving , watch temp guage , and listen for any increase in noise , and cross your fingers, further damage may result with deterioration . Only you can decide the amount of risk you are willing to take. HTSH
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 7 Sep 2013
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 27
Thought that might be the case! Cheers...only a few hundred Km's to the nearest mechanics.....
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 7 Sep 2013
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: J10 M40 UK
Posts: 362
Quote:
Originally Posted by lc42 View Post
Thought that might be the case! Cheers...only a few hundred Km's to the nearest mechanics.....
let us know if you made it OK
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 16 Sep 2013
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 27
*****UPDATE****

I have mistaken the noise that is similar to the noise on the youtube video below....it was actually the idler pulley that seized up. Just letting everyone know this so they don't make the same mistake. Instead of a costly tow truck to the dealers and a few hours of them thinking it was the water pump, I could have just taken off the A/C belt, and kept driving.

Cheers
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What do you use for water treatment? 7055 Camping Equipment and all Clothing 45 10 Jun 2018 15:30
Leaking water pump XTZ660 3YF 1992 alexpezzi Yamaha Tech 2 3 Sep 2013 23:02
Safe drinking water ChrisC Staying Healthy on the Road 1 18 Jul 2013 11:05
G650X water pump, same as Dakar? mcgiggle BMW Tech 2 22 Nov 2012 16:32
Steripen water purifiers Foflappy Equipment Reviews 8 3 May 2012 01:24

 
 

Announcements

Thinking about traveling? Not sure about the whole thing? Watch the HU Achievable Dream Video Trailers and then get ALL the information you need to get inspired and learn how to travel anywhere in the world!

Have YOU ever wondered who has ridden around the world? We did too - and now here's the list of Circumnavigators!
Check it out now
, and add your information if we didn't find you.

Next HU Eventscalendar

HU Event and other updates on the HUBB Forum "Traveller's Advisories" thread.
ALL Dates subject to change.

2024:

Add yourself to the Updates List for each event!

Questions about an event? Ask here

HUBBUK: info

See all event details

 
World's most listened to Adventure Motorbike Show!
Check the RAW segments; Grant, your HU host is on every month!
Episodes below to listen to while you, err, pretend to do something or other...

2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

"Ultimate global guide for red-blooded bikers planning overseas exploration. Covers choice & preparation of best bike, shipping overseas, baggage design, riding techniques, travel health, visas, documentation, safety and useful addresses." Recommended. (Grant)



Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines into a single integrated program the best evacuation and rescue with the premier travel insurance coverages designed for adventurers.

Led by special operations veterans, Stanford Medicine affiliated physicians, paramedics and other travel experts, Ripcord is perfect for adventure seekers, climbers, skiers, sports enthusiasts, hunters, international travelers, humanitarian efforts, expeditions and more.

Ripcord travel protection is now available for ALL nationalities, and travel is covered on motorcycles of all sizes!


 

What others say about HU...

"This site is the BIBLE for international bike travelers." Greg, Australia

"Thank you! The web site, The travels, The insight, The inspiration, Everything, just thanks." Colin, UK

"My friend and I are planning a trip from Singapore to England... We found (the HU) site invaluable as an aid to planning and have based a lot of our purchases (bikes, riding gear, etc.) on what we have learned from this site." Phil, Australia

"I for one always had an adventurous spirit, but you and Susan lit the fire for my trip and I'll be forever grateful for what you two do to inspire others to just do it." Brent, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the (video) series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring!" Jennifer, Canada

"Your worldwide organisation and events are the Go To places to for all serious touring and aspiring touring bikers." Trevor, South Africa

"This is the answer to all my questions." Haydn, Australia

"Keep going the excellent work you are doing for Horizons Unlimited - I love it!" Thomas, Germany

Lots more comments here!



Five books by Graham Field!

Diaries of a compulsive traveller
by Graham Field
Book, eBook, Audiobook

"A compelling, honest, inspiring and entertaining writing style with a built-in feel-good factor" Get them NOW from the authors' website and Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk.



Back Road Map Books and Backroad GPS Maps for all of Canada - a must have!

New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80G/S.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events all over the world with the help of volunteers; we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, or ask questions on the HUBB. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:39.