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Water pump cavitation

What is water pump cavitation? Water pump cavitation is the erosion of plastic and metal components due to the formation of tiny bubbles of super heated vapor. The bubbles are formed due to a difference between vapor pressure and cooling system pressure or the pressure and suction created by the pump. The super heated vapor eats away at the water pump housing and the impeller, causing premature water pump failure and engine overheating. The bubbles of superheated steam attack metal and plastic almost as if they were being shot at … Read More

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