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Old 06-09-2010, 07:37 AM   #1
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Where to get a cheap-er water pump


I'll be replacing my engine mount soon and I read on Pedro's site that it's easy to replace waterpump while there.

My car is a 2000 Boxster base with 70k miles on it.. and I think water pump is due for replacement (it works.. just not sure how long it will hold)

I looked around and they are kinda expensive... (except deutsche parts.. wich is not an option)

I saw that rock auto sells refunrbished ones:


They have 2 types:
A1-Cordone and Uro ... both for around 100$

What do you guys think? any other places for 100$ waterpumps?

Also should I try to find a metal impeller one or stick with plastic?


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Old 06-09-2010, 08:54 AM   #2
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Sure you want the cheapest water pump??
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:08 AM   #3
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Hi Jake,

I don't look for cheapest that why no ebay waterpumps..

I'm looking for a rebuilt one or an aftermarket one with good history..

300$ for water pump (and it can fail in 10K) is a bit high.. especially since I'll be changing it myself so I won't have a shop to blame to.

What do you think about metal vs plastic impeller water pumps?

I know you said that plastic can get stuck in the engine (in case of failure) and cause bad things to happen....

I also read that metal impeller could scratch your angine in case of failure....

Decisions decisions...
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:54 PM   #4
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Might make you feel better to know that the water pump body (no guts in it, just the body) for my Ferrari F355 is $2,635.

After spending too much time looking at Ferrari parts ($7,000 headers), suddenly Boxster parts seem cheap. Oh, and I'm pretty sure the engine has to come out of the 355 to change the water pump.

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