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Drama with new VE alloytec water pump

Skaa

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Iv been running a VE alloytec Le0 for a week with a new timing chain kit. Put a brand new Machter aftermarket water pump in. The SERP belt tensioner would vibrate intermittently for a few secs at idle so I replaced it with a new belt n b4 I put the new belt on noticed a scraping noise when I spun the water pump pulley by hand. The pulley is contacting a water pump mount bolt and has a bit of play in the pump bearing. The pulley bolts were tight. Has anyone had a similar issue with a new aftermarket water pump. Surely it wudnt have flogged itself in a week reusing the old SERP belt and tensioner. I get the feelin the new water pump cudve caused the belt tensioner to vibrate in the first place. I cudnt hear any scraping noise from the pump pulley at idle
 

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I wouldn't touch such a **** brand of water pump. They call themselves genuine, genuine pieces of garbage unfortunately.
 

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What he Said !

I'd replace it with a STD Aftermarket one.
and make sure it doesn't come in contact with the internals.
 

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Sounds like machter made in Wuhan come up with a European auto parts name to sell crap. Hope their timing chain kit will last touch wood
 

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eBay seller gallop autoparts have a 5yr warranty on most their parts.
They’re all Machter I think.
Used 1 of their pumps b4 and timing kits with no dramas, on this occasion I wasn’t impressed with the brand, prob won’t use again
 

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Just spend the extra coin and buy the genuine GM made in canada pump.
 

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Probably best to go for a genuine Holden unit, more expensive yes but at least you know what your getting quality wise
 

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I installed a gmb water pump in my ve alloy tech and it does the job
 

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They sent me a replacement machter water pump n this one was good. 1 of those occasions
 

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Did you use rain water?
 
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