Eventually got round to cooling system jobs today which have been delayed for various reasons on `98 1.9 (M44). Fan, thermostat housing and drive belt out very easily. System flushed and surprisingly clean as I did not know its' history. Pump mounting bolts removed - no problem. Tried to remove pump by hand - no movement but not surprsing its probably been in there 15years. Jacking bolts inserted - no movement (on no!). Copious amounts of WD applied - 3hrs later its probably moved ~ 1/16th" after lots of gentle tapping, levering and swearing at it. Checked several times I had taken all the bolts out(self doubt crept in). Daren't apply any more torque on jacking bolts - will crack housing. Left soaking in WD overnight. As far as I can see there should only be the sealing ring or corrosion product holding it. Pump was performing ok ( it was a preventative change) and still turns freely by hand. Anybody else had this problem? Trying to work out if I take the front cover plate off - can I get to it from the otherside? Help please?