Have Dog - Will Travel
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Northern Chester County, PA
Re: John Deere 425 waterpump?
Did my water pump on my 445 a couple years ago at 1000 hours. Got that sickly sweet smell of antifreeze one afternoon and found a pin hole squirting the side of the muffler.
I took the time to change out my plastic cam lobes, so my experience is not an apples to apples. I also did it in the pressure of late summer mowing and leaf collection season. Always wish these things happened during tractor down time, or at least when there isn't a couple things a week I need it for.
I did go to the dealer and picked up the whole kit of gaskets, pump, cam, ... It wasn't cheap, but I wasn't in a shopping mood.
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