Author Topic: Running engine without coolant or water pump belts for 30 seconds  (Read 46 times)


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So, in the course of removing fan and fan clutch I also removed the belts for water pump and power steering.  The car is now raised (suspension in high position).  i want to place blocks slightly under jack points and lower car down onto blocks with suspension in S position (locked).  Obviously I should have thought of this before removing fan.  :o  I'd reinstall the fan except that it's now at a polishing shop so it will soon match my gleaming, polished valve covers.

Anyway, my theory is that running the engine for the mere 30 seconds that this will take is OK.  Or is this a foolhardy adventure?  Thanks,
Now:  '76 6.9 Euro
Before that:  1966 230S, 1964 220SE coupe, 1977 Carrera 3.0