I drained the coolant from a freshly assembled 455 (decided to replace the thermostat to a different temperature) and found copper shavings in the coolant. Mechanic diagnosed it as a water pump that needs replacing, which I will be handling myself.
What is the best way to get all of the copper shavings out of the engine and radiator? I'm not sure draining and filling will get all of them out, and I don't want the shavings to possibly mess up the new water pump.
Is there anything special to be aware of while replacing the water pump other than just removing the bolts around the pump, pulling it off, putting the new one on, and tightening the bolts? I have the Chassis manual and assembly manual, but didn't realize there was a separate chassis service manual. I have ordered one, but it's not here yet.
Thanks in advance for the help!