Now that I finally got the alt/pwr steering pulley situation worked out, checked the play on the water pump (less than 300 miles on it), and feel a slight, but very discernable "thunk" when I pull back and forth, up and down on the fan blades. Is this acceptable, or did my pulley fiasco ruin it? If it did, no big deal, I'll just get another pump (with a cast iron impeller- it was a Gates, but looking at it, it was made in you-know-where, so would the bearings be suspect? This pump seems to cool better though, than the (also new) old pump I had on it previously, with the cheesy stamped vanes. (divider plate seemed to fit MUCH nicer with the Gates cast, also). It's a conundrum. Do I get the pump that cools good, but has faulty bearings? (If that actually IS the case. I don't know). Or do I try to find another with the cast iron impeller and good bearings? (again, speculation). This one was hard enough to find. Or am I just overreacting? :willy: Thanks.