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Old 05-18-2004, 01:58 AM   #1
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At damn near 400000 miles, the original water pump on my parents 92 Olds 88 has finally died.
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Dang, How'd that slip by quality control? You'd figure they'd at least make it last until the car is broken in....
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I'm guessing it wasnt an Autozone part?
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At damn near 400000 miles, the original water pump on my parents 92 Olds 88 has finally died.
Send the Accountants at GM a note and tell them to Replace the Bearings in the Water Pumps with those from the Alternators!
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At damn near 400000 miles, the original water pump on my parents 92 Olds 88 has finally died.
Send the Accountants at GM a note and tell them to Replace the Bearings in the Water Pumps with those from the Alternators!
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I'm guessing it wasnt an Autozone part?
Nope, but the replacement is. Those have a bad track record?
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Replaced the factory original at 140k, at 180k I had to do it again (lifetime part) bearings failed so bad the impeller dug into the cover slightly. Autozone claimed this brand was better and I should get 100k from it
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i replaced mine with a Canadian tire remanned part..if that fails im going to snap! There hard to replace on Bonnevilles!
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So what else has died at 400k? ever had to replace the idler pulley yet?

Matt, I can just imagine a water pump on an SC3800, I feel for ya!
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What has been replaced? A couple alternators, a MAF, a tranny, a few batteries, ball joints, ignition cylinder, brake master cylinder, fuel pump... that might be all the major stuff.
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