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JAAV

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Ok guys.
Im just about to replace my 3rd water pump in the 4 years iv had it.
I fitted the 1st one when I bought the car. The 1st one was leaking and the others start rumbling with no leaking...
They've all been the GMB types.
Any one else have premature pump failures?
 

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Hi yeah replaced a few on some of my mates one only lasted for 4 months & it was a genuine one from holden as he wanted genuine parts
only put one in i got from bursons & 4yrs & still going he dont get genuine parts if he dont have to now & i have heard that there have been a few
bad batches of stock in water pumps were they have had bodgy bearings fitted
 

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Yes mate I had 5 in a row replaced because of bad bearings this was in a 2 week period so they must of had a bad batch good thing for warranty all of them replaced for free.
 

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Iv Replaced the water pump on my VX with the ones from super cheap, in a blue box cannot remember the brand, 50k later no drams.
The VR was a different storey though, got the car, was replaced just before i purchased the car, then about 20k later the water pump pulley and shaft went flying down the freeway including the belt pulley plate. so drove about 5kms to get to my dads with no power steering etc as the belt flew off. got to about 3/4 temp :S
replaced the pump with the same one as the VX, no dramas at all :)
They cost about $90 but well worth it, good quality :)
 

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Thanks Guys..Im glad its just not me...
 

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yeah thats it but its just like edge3 said they all got replaced under warranty
 

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Cant be stuffed replacing it untill it fails or the rain stops..
 

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never had a problem with a water pump that ive replaced always stuck with what bursons have suppplied not realy something id get from the cheap an nasty side of things
 

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Water pump is now gone quiet! Just awaiting for the big let go..Should do something while Ive got time off...Nar stuff it have to get sons race car finnished
 
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