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Machter water pump any good?

Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by losh1971, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. losh1971

    losh1971 Well-Known Member

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    Think I need a new pump as I have a leak. Are Machter any good?
     
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    Doesn't matter, I just bought a GMB off eBay for a decent price.
     
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    Wozza Well-Known Member

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    they are just re branded Chinese ones I personally dont like the pressed on tin plate impellers..I pretty much always use gates stuff, much better build quality and Ive had one of those cheap tin plate ones fail within 400km
     
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    I've used GMB with no problems.

    Good Luck.
     
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    I recommend Repco water pumps
     
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    Repco gear is normally good but 2-3 times the price of the same rebadged item from eBay or a cheap car parts place.
     
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    greenacc Searching for the billion

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    GMB has gone Chinese now. Hope the quality hasn't suffered too much, got one in my car too so fingers crossed.
     
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    Yeah I thought they might have been made in China now. Hopefully they are made under licence and have kept the build quality.
     
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    I just received a new GMB pump. Sadly it looks like they have gone to a pressed stainless steel impeller. The cast closed impellers are more efficent and less prone to cavitation at high RPM.
     
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    greenacc Searching for the billion

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    Did you get the shaft wobble too?
     
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    you pay extra for that.
     
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    I went electric. I was sick of the crap, no matter the brand, or were you bought it.
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