Mini Spares is now able to offer their own reproduction of the Rover Airtex large impeller, higher capacity water pump.

The original has been unavailable since the Rover tooling was scrapped. Fitted with a PPS, glass-filled plastic impeller, as used by Jaguar and Aston Martin, it reduces weight on the bearing loading and has a triple lip seal, which gives  a better controlled flow rate through the rev range.

The pump is about 130gm lighter than the original pump and uses the rolled edge gasket facing developed by Rover for better sealing. Tested with coolant pumping at 10,000 rpm, with no detrimental effect on the PPS impeller, this larger pump moved more coolant than the original early standard item.

This water pump will fit all 1275cc blocks and all small bore blocks, with the exception of early 850/997cc units – although they can be made to fit with some modification, The high capacity water pump helps to reduce cavitation in the water jacket, particularly at high RPM, as well as circulating a greater volume of coolant.

Order as GWP134EVO with by-pass hose take off or GWP187 without a take-off with both having a retail price of £18.90 inc VAT.

More details from 01707 607 700 or ENDS.