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308 Windshield Washer Pump & Gasket...

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  1. Wayne 962

    Wayne 962 Formula Junior

    Nov 27, 2003
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    Checked the archives - couldn't find anything on this...

    Before I start diving into this, I was wondering if anyone had any good ideas on replacing the o-ring/gasket on the washer bottle and/or the motor? Supposedly the whole assembly is only available as a unit from Ferrari for relatively big bucks.

    Any suggestions, or parts that swap in (there must be some).

    Thanks in advance,

    Wayne
     
  2. tifosi

    tifosi F1 Veteran
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    I know Ferrari of UK had some form my car (mondial) but are now out of stock - I think they were asking in 100 to 200 range - not cheap but not over the top. I would think Fiat or Alfas may have simialr parts
     
  3. Verell

    Verell F1 Veteran
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    A couple of years ago I was in a local auto parts place & happened to look at their washer pump display. They had a pump that sure looked like it was a drop-in, but had a plastic nut & threads on the inlet side. Looked like an ideal replacement. At the time my pump was fine.

    My pump's now started dripping & I've been thru the entire displays at 4 or 5 places & can't spot the one I saw.

    I have seen several pumps that have what looks like the same motor, but on almost all of them the inlet is at 90 degrees to the motor. I'm sure if I took the tank in I'd find one that works, but wouldn't look the same. Also figure that I'd find one I could disassemble & use the parts to rebuild mine.

    If your pump is working, & just the o-ring that seals the pickup tube to the bottle is leaking, then search the old archives as I asked about this a while back & got some good suggestions that I'll be trying in a few weeks.
     
  4. Wayne 962

    Wayne 962 Formula Junior

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  5. ArtH

    ArtH Rookie

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    #5 ArtH, Sep 18, 2005
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    Would a $20 solution work?

    My washer pump was trash--the impeller-to-motor rubber disc leaked, thus water got in the motor and rusted it out. This is a '79 308.

    I searched on the web and Ebay for the Isola motor part, no luck. On a whim I went to the local Advance Auto, where on the shelves they have universal and common replacement windshield washer pumps.

    Ahha! St. Enzo delivers a miracle! The EXACT pump is sitting on the shelf for 20 bucks. Same mounting lugs, motor, impeller, terminals, etc. It has a different output design though but that's removable. The counter personnel were delighted they had a Ferrari part!

    I drilled out the rivits and it fit like new into the original output! A couple stainless screws to hold it together and it's done. The gasket to the bottle itself was fine, though that one would be easy to make or find.

    Here's what you want:
    "Washer Pump" No. 174922
    ACI, a brand of Maxair Division, Standard Motor Products, Ft. Forth TX.
    It's made in USA!!!

    If they all were so simple!

    Art
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  6. Pizzaman Chris

    Pizzaman Chris F1 Rookie

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    #6 Pizzaman Chris, Sep 18, 2005
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    I got this one from Australia and it works great. Cost $20 deliverd.
    http://stores.ebay.com/MaxSmart-Online_W0QQssPageNameZviQ3asibQ3astoreviewQQtZkm
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  7. Wayne 962

    Wayne 962 Formula Junior

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    Good finds! I ended up threading the end of mine and then putting a plastic nut on the inside. It didn't work perfectly, so I then put some silicone in there - I think it's holding now, although I only did this about a week ago - filled it up to check (with a catch bucket), but I have forgotten to check...

    -Wayne
     
  8. Herb Kirshrot

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    #8 Herb Kirshrot, Apr 9, 2007
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    Well I didn't have access to Advance Auto, but Baxter Auto in Portland, Oregon has access to the identical part number 64-01. Just clip the rivets to remove the motor/ impellor from the old pump assembly, as well as the new one, then secure the new one in place with appropriate screws. Remarkable find.
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  9. qzy

    qzy Rookie

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    I bought ACI pump No. 174922 but it is not bolt on anymore.
    Because its mold seems to be changed.
    However basic dimension seems to be the same.
    It looks to fit with heavy glinding one of the plastic base.
    I would try this modification in a month.
    But I do recommend to buy another pump for your replacement.
     
  10. greggbferrari

    greggbferrari Karting

    Jan 4, 2010
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    Haven't tried it yet, but the NACO part is listed at RockAuto:

    ANCO Part # 6401
    Category: Windshield Washer Pump
    $15.11
     

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