1966 Corvette: Service Bulletin: Water Pump Pulley Failures
Subject: Water Pump pulley Failures
Model Year: 1966 Corvette with 350 H.P., 327 cu. in. Engine
Date: July 26, 1966
Bulletin Number: DR #66-40
TO: ALL CHEVROLET DEALERS
Some 1966 350 H.P., cu. in. Corvettes equipped with two or three groove water pump pulleys may experience pulley failures due to insufficient support of the pulley in the hub area.
Effective with the start of 1967 production, a pulley reinforcement will be installed on this engine as standard equipment.
For service, whenever the above condition is encountered, or work is being performed involving the fan or pulley, add pulley reinforcement #3720616 between the water pump pulley and the fan.
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