It squeals like a pig a V-6 pig

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It squeals like a pig a V-6 pig

Post by MacGyver » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:16 pm

I have battled squealing belts sinse I"ve had the boat for about year now .I have replaced the belts several times with matched belts,didn't help :shock: ,tried running just one belt didn't help :( . The motor is a 2003 Vortex V-6 4.3. The pulley that is on the water pump is a 1/8 inch closer to the motor than the bottom pulley and thats with a 1/16 shim in it. The problem with adding anymore shims is that the water pump shaft is barely catching the pulley now. The waterpump seems to be the short nose waterpump. Not sure if V-6 have short and long nose waterpumps ??? Is a waterpump off a V-8 and a V-6 chevy if its the same year enterchangeable ? If i was to try to order aluminum pulleys i still haven't solved the problem of the pulleys mounting location being at least a 1/8inch off. Where to start ??? The guys i ride with are about to start a petition to make me keep my boat on the trailer :oops: :oops: :oops: I know I Know i should of got a V-8 :lol:
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Re: It squeals like a pig a V-6 pig

Post by yobee » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:25 pm

I think I'm missing the part about why you can't put a shim in it? Put a shim and some longer bolts and life is good. I've done it before. ?
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Re: It squeals like a pig a V-6 pig

Post by MacGyver » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:46 pm

Yobee the problem with that is the very center of the pulley willnot ride and stay centerd on the pump shaft. At least i thought i was suppose to have the waterpump centering on the shaft and not useing the three bolts to hold center but i may be wrong again LOL :lol:
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Re: It squeals like a pig a V-6 pig

Post by RLMelson » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:07 pm

They make spacers set up to match the pump and the pulley. Get a 1/2 inch spacer and machine it down to what you need.
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Re: It squeals like a pig a V-6 pig

Post by RLMelson » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:08 pm

They make spacers set up to match the pump and the pulley. Get a 1/2 inch spacer and machine it down to what you need.
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Re: It squeals like a pig a V-6 pig

Post by MacGyver » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:43 am

Thanks guys . So if i understand , i can spacer / shim it out and not be concerned that the pump shaft is sticking in or through the pulley itself ?
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Re: It squeals like a pig a V-6 pig

Post by jb34974 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:52 am

it sounds like you need a special machined spacer made to center up on the pump shaft and have a spud shaft to center up the pulley. it definatly needs that center shaft to keep it aligned. be careful how you decifer some of the peoples input on here, it seems they ravage making bad advice so it will mess you up. i have lurked on here for years and seen it alot.
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Re: It squeals like a pig a V-6 pig

Post by gahillhunter » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:46 pm

Macgyver,shim the pump out not the pully! Do not run the boat without the pilot into the pully,bad advice.
Personally I would get the correct pully set. You may want to make sure the balancer is pulled up on the crank. Some balancers are not bolted and they can move out on you.

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Re: It squeals like a pig a V-6 pig

Post by MacGyver » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:06 pm

thanks guys for steering me straight on this .gahillhunter do they make kits or shims to space the water pump out? I have some .125 alum plate, heck I'am MacGyver i should make my own anyway :lol: :violent3: :wav:
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Re: It squeals like a pig a V-6 pig

Post by red_neck191218 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:27 pm

It is not the pulley set that is off it is your harmonic balancer it is made for the serpentine system put a regular SBC balancer on it and you'll be dead on.

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Post by cntry141iq » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:16 pm

now thats good info right there ... and nobody got abused ... you gotta love it
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Re: It squeals like a pig a V-6 pig

Post by MacGyver » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:19 pm

Thanks everyone , You guys are the reason this is such a great site!!!!!!!!

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