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Hi all,
Visiting relatives in the Midlands UK (Droitwich).On the way home last night the P38 decided to Collapse the water pump bearing on The M5.Had to flat bed the Rover back to my cousins in Droitwich.Now need to have repaired .As I have no tools here,i am looking for an independant to have the pump replaced,here in the Droitwich area.Found a place called MM4x4 on the way to Worcester.Has anyone had any experience with their workshop or any other nearby independant to recommend?.As they (MM4x4) only reopen on Tuesday,I will have to wait till then for a repair.
In the meantime borrowing a car to drive the 120 miles home. :( :( :(
 

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You have my sympathy - and would you believe exactly the same thing happened to me two days before Christmas! I should have known something was going wrong, as just 20 miles before it collapsed I noticed the fan was "going a bit floppy", and thought I really should do something about the water pump bearings... of course it didn't give me the chance, and the water pump pretty much destroyed itself, happily dumping coolant all over the road! Alas for me I was on the Great Western Highway about 100 miles out of Sydney, on the baking hot days we had last week - so no help for you at all alas - but you have my sympathy.
 

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You have my sympathy - and would you believe exactly the same thing happened to me two days before Christmas! I should have known something was going wrong, as just 20 miles before it collapsed I noticed the fan was "going a bit floppy", and thought I really should do something about the water pump bearings... of course it didn't give me the chance, and the water pump pretty much destroyed itself, happily dumping coolant all over the road! Alas for me I was on the Great Western Highway about 100 miles out of Sydney, on the baking hot days we had last week - so no help for you at all alas - but you have my sympathy.
Likewise mate,mine happened at night at 1 celcius with a very icy wind blowing.Are you back on the road again?
 

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Sure am! Managed to get it on a flatbed & to a dealer at 6pm in the evening... and they'd already bolted a shiny new one on the next day. Thankfully my '99 HSE is under waranty, so at no cost to me too! :D

It really isn't that long a job to put a new water pump on (oddly, though, it isn't in the spares I keep in the boot!), but the dealer of course charged 2.5 hours labour - however considering every other dealer I called couldn't do anything til the new year, I'm not going to complain!
 
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