post #1 of Old 05-08-2013, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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New water pump...aftermarket or Mopar?

Hey guys...doing the plenum repair (as you can see from my posts ), and I am going to replace the water pump. Just need some advice about going with an aftermarket one seen here:
http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...gmb_19760061-p
or should I stick with a Mopar one?
Thanks for the help and guidance. I really appreciate it.


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post #2 of Old 05-08-2013, 07:37 AM
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I wouldn't buy that cheap crap. This is not something you want to do soon again. If you want an upgrade try this one. http://www.hesco.us/products/7967/hi...8#.UYpXgoUpSvU
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post #3 of Old 05-08-2013, 07:39 AM
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Im running an ACDelco water pump (new, not reman) from rock auto. Only cost around 40 bucks. Works great

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Im running an ACDelco water pump (new, not reman) from rock auto. Only cost around 40 bucks. Works great
Thanks...I was looking for new and not re-manned!

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I wouldn't buy that cheap crap. This is not something you want to do soon again.
Thanks a lot....my thoughts exactly...thats why I asked. I just dont know much about aftermarket water pumps, and if they last or not. Sounds like the AC Delco is a good option. I found a Mopar pump new, so will just go with that.
Thanks again!! You guys are great!

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Thanks...I was looking for new and not re-manned!



Thanks a lot....my thoughts exactly...thats why I asked. I just dont know much about aftermarket water pumps, and if they last or not. Sounds like the AC Delco is a good option. I found a Mopar pump new, so will just go with that.
Thanks again!! You guys are great!
AC Delco isn't quality anymore. I would not run anything but a Mopar OEM or that Hesco I linked. I think Flow Kooler has updated their design on the impeller so that might be an option too. The Mopar unit should be just fine though. This is a critical part that could leave you on the side of the road. Don't cheap out.
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AC Delco isn't quality anymore. I would not run anything but a Mopar OEM or that Hesco I linked. I think Flow Kooler has updated their design on the impeller so that might be an option too. The Mopar unit should be just fine though. This is a critical part that could leave you on the side of the road. Don't cheap out.
OK...very good point! I will go ahead and order the new Mopar water pump.
Thanks a lot!

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I just put a flowkooler on mine. I think it has a lifetime warranty so I'm keeping my invoice in case it ever does go. The propeller design was definitely different than the stock one. It is also a high performance pump. Bit cheaper than the other one linked. See how long it lasts I guess...

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Just replaced my Flowkooler under warranty. Started leaking from weephole after about a year. Summit was great to deal with.
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Just replaced my Flowkooler under warranty. Started leaking from weephole after about a year. Summit was great to deal with.
Is the impeller cast or is it riveted? Thats the part that I read could fail leaving you stuck. I don't know if they up dated the design.
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geez, didn't really notice
the plate was welded to the impeller tho
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I have a Gates waterpump in mine and i have had it for a year now without any problems.
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I've replaced a Flowkooler and 2 Mopar pumps for leaking weep holes after just over a year each. I'm now running an Autozone one on it's 3rd year and it's been great.

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geez, didn't really notice
the plate was welded to the impeller tho
Did you need two gaskets when installing your flowkooler? i used two on mine. it said some may need both in order for it to spin freely...

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Did you need two gaskets when installing your flowkooler? i used two on mine. it said some may need both in order for it to spin freely...
just needed one..
the old flowkooler used one and there was no sign of the impeller touching the block.
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just needed one..
the old flowkooler used one and there was no sign of the impeller touching the block.
Thanks just curious

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