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Posted by neil dale [Email] (#2111) [Profile/Gallery] (more from neil dale) on Fri, 29 Dec 2017 14:58:09

In Reply to: Water pumps keep failing. V6, ScottA, Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:01:30
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I'm replacing mine too w/a genuine OEM Saab one fr eEuroparts so it has a lifetime warr even if installed by a diy'er. you might ck my post(s) about the water pump issue below ! incl" trying out E Europarts lifetime warranty w/ a 9-5 waterpump "
Posted by neil dale this is what an author in Hot rod said about parts :We noticed that the Feb 2018 issue of Hot ROD magazine, had a scathing, piece "Auto parts that enrage " replete w/ Pathetic, pitiful, pithy anecdotal examples where David Freiburger was bemoaning the lack of quality on aftermarket parts! Actually he gave assurance of an absolutely abysmal assemblance of aftermarket parts even a, arri-ere-bans ' artificer would be hard -pressed to put to rights ! to wit " In the past year I have had two stock replacement water pumps that had the impeller pressed on to the shaft in such a crooked way that the pump wouldn't even spin . I had another one that leaked through a porous aluminum housing casting, one w/a cockeyed and leaking seal " ! Well he makes the point that nearly ALL the parts were made and are sourced from overseas now . his prescription and partial solution for our deliverance from these purveyors of pretenders of being parts is that we insist on quality and return any deficient in design or execution ! and you DO have a better chance if you pony up for quality parts from Old guard companies EG Borg-warner, Moog , Standard Motor parts, ( and dare we say, OEM SAAB ? ) As the Old adage goes, "You get what you pay for" At least w/ the new scheme of lifetime parts for saabs you won't have to ever pay for a part again . PS as Jeremy, (post below this ) points out" FCP Euro also offers a lifetime warranty on parts." and I contacted them, Yes and ANY parts ! not just OEM Saab ANY part! AND even wear parts like wipers, brake pads, etc ! w/ BOTH vendors you have to return the bad /used up parts to obtain a credit/ refund (they have a 24 hour nanny -type web cam in their returns dept ! )but can order the new part if you are in a hurry and send the used. old part back later ! So, if you are feeling lucky, you can buy a cheaper pattern part (from FCP euro) of another maker and it will STILL have a lifetime warranty either a 27$ pump or a 62$ one! consumer choice! the one below is OEM Saab

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