Regular Maintenance is the best way of ensuring your engine lasts as long as possible. There are regular checks that you should carry out in line with the recommended schedules to do this.
The water pump is designed specifically for the model of engine you have. Each one has undergone extensive testing during the development phase to ensure it works time after time and delivers the right amount of coolant flow.
A replacement water pump is quick to source, so replacing it before it fails could prevent downtime later. All this is backed by the Perkins warranty.
The role of the water pump in an engine is primarily to regulate its temperature and to prevent the engine from overheating. It pumps water and coolant through the engine block and cylinder head (the main body of the engine) via a series of pipes, drawing out the heat generated, before going into a radiator. Remember, the coolant itself should not exceed 110°C, to prevent damage to the engine internals.
Water pumps tend to be highly reliable components - the recommended inspection regime is only once every 2,000 hours of service. However we would expect them to last for 8,000 to 10,000 hours – but occasionally they can go wrong. If that happens, it is reassuring to know that replacing them is relatively straightforward and that new water pumps are always in stock. Replacing the pump before it fails can prevent your engine from overheating, seizing up and ultimately failing completely.
Features of genuine Perkins water pumps include:
Signs that your water pump is beginning to fail may be the appearance of small dots of coolant on the casing and an increase in the noise made by your water pump in operation. If that happens, it is wise to replace the water pump as soon as possible.
Remember, the price of a water pump is relatively inexpensive, particularly when compared to the much bigger cost of leaving it to fail.
Once installed, the new water pump will be covered by our standard warranty ensuring that you are covered for all costs associated with any subsequent breakdown.
When a pump fails and is replaced, it is important to check the hoses for leaks and the operation of the thermostat, while the filling coolant system to its proper level with coolant or anti-freeze.
Only genuine Perkins water pumps offer you: