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  1. fpchief

    New to me 2000 M1097A2

    Got the whole front end tore down. Question is that my new water pump came with a gasket for the pump to adapter and one for adapter to block. Tearing this thing apart, it had RTV only from adapter to block and gasket from pump to adapter. Does it really matter which I choose? As long as not...
  2. fpchief

    New to me 2000 M1097A2

    Took my belt off and ran it for a few seconds to verify it is my alternator that is loud and it is... Check out each pulley and the passenger side top idler is tight and will be replaced. The water pump pulley does not wobble by hand, but if I put a pry bar behind it I can move it without...
  3. fpchief

    New to me 2000 M1097A2

    My generator was in the back of the bed for unknown years...in the rain and all. It is definitely noisy and possibly putting extra strain on the belt too. Those generators may be the issue. I wont know until I get a new one though.
  4. fpchief

    New to me 2000 M1097A2

    Yep, will do that tomorrow for sure.
  5. fpchief

    New to me 2000 M1097A2

    Starting to get to know my new MV. Have replaced the fluids and have gotten the engine back together. Bought it with no alternator or PS pump on it and as a non-runner. Installed a pump and alternator and it cranks and drives ok. The alternator is loud, assume its bearings are about...
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