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Well I replaced my water pump around 125k. (http://saablink.net/forum/showthread.php?t=21692)

Bought a napa kit and fixed it road side. I went to the Rhode Island Saab meet today and Casey heard a nice metal clicky noise and what do you know, my water pump is about to wooble its way through the timing cover. I made it home but wont drive it to work until it gets replaced.

The engine is now up to ~160k so the water pump has ~35k on it. Short lived right?

Anyone else have problems with the napa pumps?
 

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Might pick up a 83$ GMB water pump from Advance Auto tomorrow so I can get started on it.
 

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Funny thing is the only one I could get in a reasonable amount of time was another napa pump.

See you again in 30k miles thread.
 

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It took me less than 45 minutes to get it out, and about the same to put the pump back in.

Not so bad.
 

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My Brand new OEM Saab water pump shit the bed with less then 30K on it... I replaced with what I always use - a HEPU rebuild kit from Eeuroparts - they have NEVER failed me. Besure to use light sealer on the gasket and it will never leak there. I have over 45K on my 9000 unit - had over 30K on my old 9K and our 9-3 has over 20K - not "high" numbers - but again - never had one fail.
 
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