200K might be a good interval, for some - Saabnet.com Bulletin Board
I've got 9-5s with 220,000 miles and 195,000 miles on them and in each case, the factory water pump is still quiet and leaks nothing. 2.3 liter iron block motor, full output turbos.
I just did a California 2.3 liter non turbo ('96 900 S) water pump with 207,000 and it was fully shot (but it is 22 years old). I'm beginning to think if we're very careful about the "stuff" we use as coolant when we add, and perhaps if the car does less harsh winter use and does more highway cruising, you can get 200,000 miles without too much fanfare. I think the reason replacement pumps often don't do so well, is because the coolant chemistry is messed up on that Saab.
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Posts in this Thread:
- Does this sound like a waterpump?, Bmwjoe, Thu, 8 Feb 2018 03:41:02
- It is the waterpump, Bmwjoe, Wed, 14 Feb 2018 02:35:44
- Fixed, Bmwjoe, Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:22:49
- Re: Fixed, Dave The Ice Age Knave , Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:34:47
- Re: Does this sound like a waterpump?, Name Left Blank, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:32:33
- Waterpump leak ? If DIY, pressure test to be sure . . ., Mark in Marine , Thu, 8 Feb 2018 07:42:28
- Re: Does this sound like a waterpump?, Migmig, Thu, 8 Feb 2018 06:44:18
- Re: Does this sound like a waterpump?, Dave The Ice Age Knave , Thu, 8 Feb 2018 06:39:10
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