Pennzoil Q&A

Click here to participate in the Pennzoil Q&A

Recent Topics
Nankang getting into the All-weather action
by UG_Passat
08/30/15 12:29 AM
Oil leak, which motor oil should I use?
by MightMirage
08/29/15 10:49 PM
off the air?
by pb
08/29/15 10:04 PM
2006 Jaguar Vanden Plas
by Torrid
08/29/15 09:14 PM
CAFE, Dexos, GF-5, Moly... fines, fees, cost etc.
by wemay
08/29/15 09:09 PM
A retired Admiral tells all.
by CT8
08/29/15 09:05 PM
O'Reilly Pennzoil Gold $3.28
by JBinTX30
08/29/15 08:44 PM
Truck House
by montero1
08/29/15 08:32 PM
Best Daily Driver Car (Sedan or Hatch) for $16K?
by wn1998
08/29/15 07:52 PM
torn purolater wrecked my motor?
by Festiva_Man
08/29/15 07:51 PM
Which DOT3 for long lasting corrosion inhibitors?
by Benito
08/29/15 07:02 PM
Blackstone Labs Sample Trunaround?
by Astro_Guy
08/29/15 06:45 PM
Newest Members
ChooChooMan74, VonRibbentropp, FA7X, BennyD, Boomsucka
55188 Registered Users
Who's Online
57 registered (2010_FX4, 268i, ARB1977, Boczech, BigBuck, bdcardinal, 5 invisible), 738 Guests and 141 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
55188 Members
66 Forums
236674 Topics
3813398 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#1882111 - 05/06/10 12:08 AM Duralast vs. NAPA Water Pumps
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 18383
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
Low coolant light came on on the Saturn, so I checked and found coolant on the subframe near the RF passenger tire. It has got to be the water pump as every other part of the cooling system (heater core, radiator, thermostat, cap, hoses, etc) are all new.

The two choices are NAPA for $40 or AutoZone for $37. Autozone's pump has a nationwide warranty, which is one advantage over NAPA.

Any experience with either?

Thanks!

Top
#1882119 - 05/06/10 12:20 AM Re: Duralast vs. NAPA Water Pumps [Re: The Critic]
L_Sludger Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 2675
Loc: NORTHCOM AOR
I don't think you'll keep this car long enough to tell a difference between the two.

Top
#1882122 - 05/06/10 12:26 AM Re: Duralast vs. NAPA Water Pumps [Re: L_Sludger]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 18383
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
http://www.napabeltshose.com/index.cfm?location_id=1001

Originally Posted By: L_Sludger
I don't think you'll keep this car long enough to tell a difference between the two.


True.

Top
#1882123 - 05/06/10 12:28 AM Re: Duralast vs. NAPA Water Pumps [Re: The Critic]
OilNerd Offline


Registered: 09/14/09
Posts: 1235
Loc: Plattsburgh, NY
I had a Duralast pump die in just over a year of use on my '89 Olds.

Sure, AZ replaced it with a free one, but while on a long trip, the wobbly pump shaft caused my serpentine belt to shred. A piece of the belt, running at highway speed, took out my crank sensor (tow-truck time).

The replacement has been running since the fall of 2007, but I'd probably go with NAPA, after that bad experience.


Edited by OilNerd (05/06/10 12:30 AM)
Edit Reason: clarity
_________________________
Buddy's Wife: "Why do you need to get a V-8 Mustang?"
Buddy: "Because I can't get a V-12 Mustang!"

Top
#1882126 - 05/06/10 12:48 AM Re: Duralast vs. NAPA Water Pumps [Re: OilNerd]
FusilliJerry82 Offline


Registered: 06/03/06
Posts: 779
Loc: Richboro, PA
NAPA for sure, especially for the small difference in price.

You could even get a Gates pump off Rock Auto for about $35 including shipping and its probably better than both the others.
_________________________
2000 Protege 1.6 215k - Mopar Max Pro 10w-30/Mopar Oil Filter

Top
#1882127 - 05/06/10 12:53 AM Re: Duralast vs. NAPA Water Pumps [Re: FusilliJerry82]
defektes Offline


Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 3216
Loc: Hesperia, CA, USA
NAPA, especially with such a small price difference.
_________________________
2002 GMC Sierra 5sp. 4.3L 145K ST3980 E-Core
Chevron Supreme 5w-30, Amsoil Synchromesh In Tranny
Valvoline SynPower 75w-90 Gear Oil In Rear

Top
#1882136 - 05/06/10 01:07 AM Re: Duralast vs. NAPA Water Pumps [Re: defektes]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 18383
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
Originally Posted By: defektes
NAPA, especially with such a small price difference.

Gates is the supplier of water pumps to NAPA.

Of course, this does not guarantee that the quality of water pumps sold by Gates under their brand is the same quality as the pumps sold under the NAPA label.

Top
#1882137 - 05/06/10 01:08 AM Re: Duralast vs. NAPA Water Pumps [Re: The Critic]
defektes Offline


Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 3216
Loc: Hesperia, CA, USA
I have used nothing but NAPA remans with the lifetime warranty, great results, the one on my jeep is over 4 or 5 years old and many miles. If you go with the NAPA make sure to keep your receipt, that is your warranty.
_________________________
2002 GMC Sierra 5sp. 4.3L 145K ST3980 E-Core
Chevron Supreme 5w-30, Amsoil Synchromesh In Tranny
Valvoline SynPower 75w-90 Gear Oil In Rear

Top
#1882138 - 05/06/10 01:10 AM Re: Duralast vs. NAPA Water Pumps [Re: defektes]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 18383
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
Originally Posted By: defektes
If you go with the NAPA make sure to keep your receipt, that is your warranty.

Really? That's lame.

With AutoZone, you do not even need the receipt. All of the information is tracked via your phone number through the computer.

Top
#1882152 - 05/06/10 02:26 AM Re: Duralast vs. NAPA Water Pumps [Re: The Critic]
FusilliJerry82 Offline


Registered: 06/03/06
Posts: 779
Loc: Richboro, PA
Ya but their parts aren't as good so there's a trade-off.
_________________________
2000 Protege 1.6 215k - Mopar Max Pro 10w-30/Mopar Oil Filter

Top
#1882196 - 05/06/10 06:16 AM Re: Duralast vs. NAPA Water Pumps [Re: FusilliJerry82]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 36223
Loc: New Jersey
I'd go oe or own supplier if I knew who it was, but that's just me...

Top
#1882216 - 05/06/10 07:14 AM Re: Duralast vs. NAPA Water Pumps [Re: FusilliJerry82]
doitmyself Offline


Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 5072
Loc: MI
Interesting dilemma. The NAPA name no longer guarantees that it is of general better quality now a days. They, too, are getting in more import parts to remain competitive.

I imagine both the AZ and NAPA pumps are imported? I wonder how they compare to a remanufactured OEM?

There's no clear cut better choice and you have buy one and "role with the punches".

My bias is to go with NAPA only because of their (and Gates) better reputation. BUT, the idea of having to retain a paper receipt is so old fashioned!
_________________________
"There are things you do that put food on the table, and there are things you do that feed your soul." I am blessed to have them be the same things.

Top
#1882242 - 05/06/10 08:01 AM Re: Duralast vs. NAPA Water Pumps [Re: doitmyself]
mrsilv04 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 7227
Loc: Illinois
Originally Posted By: doitmyself


My bias is to go with NAPA only because of their (and Gates) better reputation. BUT, the idea of having to retain a paper receipt is so old fashioned!


Just slip it in between two pages of the owner's manual.
_________________________
Whatever you do... do NOT speed through the town of Gauley Bridge, WV.

Top
#1882270 - 05/06/10 08:44 AM Re: Duralast vs. NAPA Water Pumps [Re: L_Sludger]
css9450 Offline


Registered: 01/03/04
Posts: 1724
Loc: Glen Ellyn, IL
Originally Posted By: L_Sludger
I don't think you'll keep this car long enough to tell a difference between the two.


Some people might, however.

I've kept cars long enough that have required multiple water pump replacements, every 100 to 150K miles.

Top
#1883027 - 05/06/10 10:01 PM Re: Duralast vs. NAPA Water Pumps [Re: css9450]
Rhymingmechanic Offline


Registered: 08/13/04
Posts: 912
Loc: VA
I shopped around for Saturn water pumps about 3 years ago. NAPA's, Advance's and Autozone's all looked exactly the same--I was looking at impellers, but I think the markings were even the same. I went with Advance, because they had the best deal. Good thing it had a lifetime warranty, because it was leaking again after 20,000 miles. Advance's replacement this time is cast aluminum with a flat flange and paper gasket, compared to the earlier stamped steel with an o-ring type gasket. Considering my experience so far, I would probably buy based on warranty.

If you've never changed one of these before, a long 10mm wrench and a 3/8" flex handle with short 10mm socket will be helpful. There's not enough clearance for a ratchet on some bolts, and the flex handle setup is just a bit thinner. The long wrench will help tighten the pulley bolts.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >