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#3454371 - 08/13/14 10:39 AM Re: Want aftermarket radiator and water pump advice [Re: Clubber_Lang]
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Registered: 09/01/10
Posts: 317
Loc: SC
After much reading i changed my water pump order to...a gates. Although it was priced low at $23, suprisingly it has a reputation for being a good choice.

As for the radiator, i was tempted by some 3 row all aluminum radiators for sale on ebay. They were very decently priced but obscure brands that made them seem like a gamble, but for $200 they were tempting.

I just replaced the T-stat 100 miles ago with a stant. While im in there who would change it out with OEM? Im tempted but like i said the stant is brand new, except for being exposed to prestone flush and radiator gunk for the past 5 days in my attempt to revive the old radiator.


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#3454732 - 08/13/14 06:22 PM Re: Want aftermarket radiator and water pump advice [Re: Clubber_Lang]
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Registered: 10/05/05
Posts: 3416
Loc: Kansas
Originally Posted By: Clubber_Lang
After much reading i changed my water pump order to...a gates. Although it was priced low at $23, suprisingly it has a reputation for being a good choice.


Gates water pump pro: lifetime warranty
Gates water pump con: 100% made in China (but then, a lot of them now are)

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#3454775 - 08/13/14 07:31 PM Re: Want aftermarket radiator and water pump advice [Re: Clubber_Lang]
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Registered: 04/08/06
Posts: 8358
Loc: Birmingham, AL
I would return the $23 water pump. If that is not an option, put it on a shelf as an emergency back up. No freaking way would I replace a functioning OEM water pump with some $23 China part just because it has 155K miles. The 155K mi OE pump may very well have more life left in it than the China pump.
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#3454800 - 08/13/14 08:11 PM Re: Want aftermarket radiator and water pump advice [Re: Clubber_Lang]
Riick Offline


Registered: 04/06/10
Posts: 5
Loc: Northern Delaware
Only problem with some plastic radiators is, if cheaply made, thin-walled necks get brittle with age & fail from over-tightening the hoses. My last Toyota went 185,000 miles without a problem, while e36 BMWs (323/325/328) fail like clockwork at around 85,000 miles.
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#3454804 - 08/13/14 08:18 PM Re: Want aftermarket radiator and water pump advice [Re: Clubber_Lang]
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Registered: 08/03/14
Posts: 1530
Loc: Texas
I only use Gates belts, hoses and water pumps. Gates has been around for years and they really do make quality products.
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#3454887 - 08/13/14 10:19 PM Re: Want aftermarket radiator and water pump advice [Re: Clubber_Lang]
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Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 2913
Loc: USA
Gates hard parts are not my cup of tea. It seems they're often plain-Jane Chinese white box parts with a Gates sticker. For a water pump I'd choose a different brand.

Maybe some of them are good, but some of the gates parts I've purchased and seen were not impressive.

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#3455409 - 08/14/14 02:49 PM Re: Want aftermarket radiator and water pump advice [Re: Clubber_Lang]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 12854
Loc: apple valley, ca
Originally Posted By: Clubber_Lang
Will an all aluminum radiator typically outlast a plastic one?
often they are worse. when it heats up it expands. the aluminum tanks wont let it expand so it crushes the tubes in the corners and they leak. generally not repairable.
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#3455459 - 08/14/14 03:22 PM Re: Want aftermarket radiator and water pump advice [Re: Clubber_Lang]
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Registered: 05/21/12
Posts: 1313
Loc: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Stay away from the GMB pumps. I've seen many of them fail within 150-5000 miles. Don't know what they are doing, and I'm not sure they do either. Bosch pumps I have installed have never come back. All I use on my vehicles.
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#3455594 - 08/14/14 05:07 PM Re: Want aftermarket radiator and water pump advice [Re: Clubber_Lang]
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Registered: 12/16/12
Posts: 1199
Loc: Oregon coast
My advice would be flush and back-flush your OEM radiator, and don't replace a good working OEM waterpump with a new Chinese one.

Unless it is timing belt driven, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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