Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-09-2012, 07:29 AM   #1
Registered User
 
mountainman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Little Switzerland, north carolina
Posts: 550
Garage
water pump/thermostat brands

Thinking of replacing water pump, thermostat and belt on 04 boxster. In checking prices, they are all over the board from very reasonable to utterly absurd (porsche brand from dealer ). Has anyone used brands other than porsche and what are your experiences. For instance, I have used gates belts for 40 years and they make a great product for other cars : are porsche belts really worth twice the price of a gates belt? The same with thermostats : there are german mfgs that sell them for half as much as porsche.
Also are there any feelings about metal versus plastic impellers on the pumps? thanks for any input.

mountainman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 09:03 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: It's a kind of magic.....
Posts: 5,160
Do a quick search, topics have been covered "Ad nauseam".......
__________________
Anything really new is invented only in one’s youth. Later, one becomes more experienced, more famous – and more stupid.” - Albert Einstein
JFP in PA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 10:28 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Miami florida
Posts: 1,591
General concensus seems to be to use ONLY Porsche OEM WP. Many use a low temp thermostat, but there is much controversy and difference of opinion on the thermostat issue. Read up on it.
__________________
Current car

2000 Boxster 2.7l red/black

Previous cars

1973 Opel Manta
1969(?) Fiat 850 Convertible
1979 Lancia Beta Coupe
1981 Alfa Romeo GTV 6
1985 Alfa Romeo Graduate
1985 Porsche 944
1989 Porsche 944
1981 Triumph TR7
1989 (?) Alfa Romeo Milano
1993 Saab 9000
san rensho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 10:36 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Heiko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Guelph, ON
Posts: 919
Garage
Laso Pump Part#LAS1816418
Porsche Pierburg Pump Part# 99610601155
Porsche Genuine Part#99610601156

Personally i wouldnt pay the extra money for the genuine pump... the others are all good as well. I seen a lot of the plastic impellers that VW uses break after 5 or 6 years and the new replacement ones are all metal. As far as I know the Laso pump and the genuine pump for the 986 are still ABS composite impellers... not sure what the Pierburg pump has...

H
__________________
_________________________________________
Previously owned:
2000 Boxster S 3.2 Ocean Blue / 1974 911 Targa Silver
Heiko is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 10:38 AM   #5
Registered User
 
thom4782's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Foster City CA
Posts: 1,085
Check the Pelican Parts site under water cooling. This will get you started

Pelican offers both a 'genuine' Porsche water pump as well as an OEM water pump. They differ in price by about $100. On the same page you will find different temperature thermostats.

At the very least, you'll see the Porsche part number and be able to do a web search for other sources.
thom4782 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 10:35 AM   #6
Registered User
 
jcb986's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Orlando
Posts: 1,266
Suncoast Porsche has the pumps for around $278.00. You can get the low temps from Pelican, just get the lower cost ones, the LMS version is the exact same thing.

__________________
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/x...6/PC120055.jpg

Old Hippie Young Heart
2000 S/3.2 Liter/Tiptronic/Boxster S Sport Package/Cruise Control/Slate Grey Metallic
Red Special Leather Interior/Red Floor Mats/Red Hand Painted Instrument Dials/Roll Bar/Windstop
Small Carbon Package/Leather Wrap Carbon Wheel/Center Console Exterior Color/Alum Carbon Shift Knob
AM/FM Radio w/CD Player & Changer/Digital Sound Package/18" Turbo Wheels/Wheel Caps w/Colored Crest
jcb986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page