Engine Water Pump Installers: Get In Here!

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  1. Stangar

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    I recently ordered and received my real Toyota engine water pump from Ebay. There was no packaging to protect the pump (really?) and, of course, the shaft was sticking out of the side of the Toyota box it came in and had also punctured the other box it was shipped in.
    Here's my question: When you slowly turn the shaft DO YOU FEEL RESISTANCE FOR EACH 1/8 OF A TURN like it had an impeller in there?? I'm trying to figure out if this is damaged or if that "turn feeling" is normal. Thank you for your reply. Greatly appreciated!
     
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    If it happens at regular intervals my guess is you are feeling the magnets in the electric motor.

    I have a love hate relationship with delivery people.:)
     
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    Thats normal.
     
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    Great!
    Thank You.

    By the way, the Denso spark plugs that I recently received were wrapped in plastic. They were each in their individual little boxes but, they wrapped in plastic and no shipping box. Shipping and receiving is, apparently, a lot easier task than it used to be. I'll make note on EBay.


    Thanks, again.
     
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    This case at least, more blame on the packing people.
     
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    Normal
     
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    I received a model airplane from China a month ago and the end was totally open. It looked like someone opened it, maybe they did. It wasn't double boxed like some and all I had to do to get it out of the box was turn the box upside down. None of the parts were missing and the contents were fine, go figure.
    I had two packages in a row delivered to my neighbor across the street. Amazon mostly.
     
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    fedex delivered my sneakers to the elementary school across the street, even though no one named bisco lives there
     
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    The name “Bisco” could have triggered the idea of the person being the school’s mascot name.
     
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    A seller on eBay once shipped the engine filter to me in its original Toyota filter box only with UPS sticker on it. No wonder it was only $9.50 w/free shipping.
     
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