* Does NOT fit K24Z-Series
* Must drill out mounting bolt passages in alternator to allow for upgraded hardware. (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
* This kit is designed to use the crank pulley from a K20 Type R or a medium sized K20A2.
* If using a larger crank pulley you may need to use a longer belt
* The 505 kit requires you to mount the electric water pump and source the coolant line from pump to plate depending on where the pump is mounted. You can utilize the supplied -12AN 90 degree fittings for your custom line.
Back in 2006 we originally designed our K-Series Water Plate Kit that ran D/B Series alternator. We have revisited the project to breathe some new life into it. We constantly strive to improve and bring the very best to our customers and racers. The original design is still for sale today and that will not change. However, we have brought some nice new options with the ability to run a k-series alternator. The V2 kit can be installed on your original K-Tuned Water Plate *EXCLUDING* some original designs for those who want to upgrade to a k-series alternator.
For several years now racers have used electric water pumps to reduce the power robbing effects of parasitic drag from their engines. The reason is pretty simple, by reducing the number of accessories the crank needs to turn there can be some noticeable and impressive gains. The K-Tuned Water Pump Block Off Plate system was designed to setup a K-series engine to use an electric water pump cooling system. It replaces all of the bulky and heavy OEM accessories with a simple lightweight aluminum plate. The original alt bracket setup was designed to hold the older and lighter B or D series alternator and works well. The only difference is a little extra work for installation, so we decided to design a compatible alternator bracket setup that works with the original oem K-Series alternator.
This updated kit features a fully adjustable tensioner with an integrated pulley that mounts cleanly on the left side of our original Water Plate. The lower alt bracket then easily bolts up to existing holes on most K20 and K24A engine blocks. The result is a setup that is much simpler to install, with no additional parts or wiring needed. With the new version of this kit, We have upgraded our mounting hardware to include a larger ARP upper alternator mounting bolt, as well as 2 sets of larger bolts depending on which style K series alternator you have, for the lower mounting bracket. There are 2 mounting positions available to allow proper fitment with most stock crank pulleys. For the alternator, we made a lightweight CNC machined 6061 billet aluminum alternator pulley to replace the heavy oem unit. We have also included a custom length 7-rib belt, that fits with most oem crank pulleys and all hardware for installation. As a final bonus, check out our custom billet water pump bracket, it has been designed to hold our K-Tuned electric water pump right beside the plate setup. Just like the other brackets, this bolts up perfectly to existing holes on most K20 and K24A engine blocks. We can now confidently say that the K-Tuned Water Plate Kit is more complete than ever.
Complete Water Plate Kit Includes:
- Water pump block-off plate
- Alternator Mount kit and Tensioner
- Alternator Belt
- Alternator Pulley
- K-Tuned Electric Water Pump
- K-Tuned Water Pump Bracket (506 Kit)
- 12AN 90 degree fitting x2 (505 Kit)
- 8AN breather port plug
- 12AN 1.25 hose end fitting
- 12AN - 12 ORB fitting
- 2 feet of -12AN braided coolant line
- Pre assembled coolant line from pump to plate (506 Kit)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q1 - Is the the water plate kit a good fit for my setup?
A2 -The water plate kit is designed for race only use. It is not recommended on street cars or stock/mild builds. Since the water plate is full flow at all times it can over-cool cars that are not under WOT most of the time. It does not have a thermostat or regulated flow.
Q2 - Can I run AC, Power Steering, Supercharger, or any other belt driven accessories?
A2 -The simple answer is NO. The water plate kit will run at most only an alternator depending on which kit you select. There is no provision to run any other accessories. However, nothing is impossible. We have seen some adapt our kits to run some accessories but this is something they have done on their own.