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Old 07-07-2011, 10:10 PM
aviatorcoastie aviatorcoastie is offline
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Just a quick note on this. I recently went through 3 water pumps in about a month and a half. The bearings went out on all of them which left me perplexed. Come to find out that the belt tensioner was bad causing them to fail. Anyway, the water pump that is installed right now is a BRAND NEW unit from O'Reilly Auto Parts and it has a cast steel impeller. The first 3 were plastic and I asked the sales person if they had a brand new unit with a steel impeller. Low and behold they did!! If you need to replace your water pump, I recommend finding one with a steel impeller to avoid having to find the pieces of the plastic one.
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