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! Yes! I think I'd be replacing them every 60K along w/ the timing belt! Not that hard, not that expensive and the v-6 can fool you about a bad pump and destroy itself before you know it ! and you are in there anyway! well, I read what you said and I cannot see how a water pump could be installed in a way that would cause it to fail prematurely! I would say, it is as this author said !- a bad, poorly made water pump ! ( or several in a row )! bad machining, inferior materials, cheap bearings or seals, any # of explanations!
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"
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