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#4701180 - 03/20/18 08:41 PM Water pump OE or ?
Ndx Offline


Registered: 04/04/08
Posts: 1830
Loc: IL
Hi Guys,

I need to replace thermostat on my Cayenne.

Thermostat I'm going with original one from Dealer.

Water pump choices

Dealer
Laso
Geba
Beck Arnley

Thx

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#4701183 - 03/20/18 08:44 PM Re: Water pump OE or ? [Re: Ndx]
tomcat27 Offline


Registered: 06/25/09
Posts: 3596
Loc: Chicago, IL
Beck Arnley or OE.
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#4701188 - 03/20/18 08:46 PM Re: Water pump OE or ? [Re: Ndx]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 30027
Loc: NY
Any part where there is even a minimum degree of difficulty changing it I find OE to be the best. I've been burnt once or twice over the years with aftermarket water pumps, thermostats, and sensors, I'd rather pay a bit more and get OE.
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#4701189 - 03/20/18 08:48 PM Re: Water pump OE or ? [Re: Ndx]
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Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4342
Loc: North Carolina
Geba. Should have a metal impeller.
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#4701196 - 03/20/18 08:53 PM Re: Water pump OE or ? [Re: Ndx]
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Registered: 11/18/17
Posts: 683
Loc: South Carolina
Is Geba OEM?
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#4701210 - 03/20/18 09:05 PM Re: Water pump OE or ? [Re: Ndx]
Ndx Offline


Registered: 04/04/08
Posts: 1830
Loc: IL
I don't think that GEBA is OEM .... or not sure....
I think company called GFM is couldn't find anything about them.

They all have metal impellers.

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#4701246 - 03/20/18 09:36 PM Re: Water pump OE or ? [Re: Ndx]
2strokeNorthstar Offline


Registered: 07/19/17
Posts: 295
Loc: PR CA, USA
OEM for waterpumps. They are a pain. 1 bad one and you lost all your savings.

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#4701342 - 03/20/18 11:43 PM Re: Water pump OE or ? [Re: Ndx]
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Registered: 01/27/11
Posts: 507
Loc: Anaheim, CA
Unless the OEM pump has a plastic impeller like VW Jetta used to have.
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#4701346 - 03/20/18 11:48 PM Re: Water pump OE or ? [Re: Ndx]
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Loc: WI.
VW for sure check ebay.
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#4701425 - 03/21/18 04:12 AM Re: Water pump OE or ? [Re: Ndx]
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Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 10208
Loc: Indiana
Check FCP Euro before the dealer.
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#4701505 - 03/21/18 07:15 AM Re: Water pump OE or ? [Re: Ndx]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 19346
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
As others have posted, check the online parts houses for OE, if its PITA to change go with OE only.
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#4702186 - 03/21/18 04:29 PM Re: Water pump OE or ? [Re: Ndx]
willbur Offline


Registered: 06/06/13
Posts: 289
Loc: sw ohio
All Porsches that I am aware of use water pumps with composite impellers, which are known to disintegrate. Porsche engine modifiers/rebuilders recommend water pump replacement with OE (composite impellers) every 3 years, irrespective of mileage. OE water pumps are $300 (and up) and replacement every 3 years is crazy, IMO.I only put about 5K/year on it.
I use a Geba water pump with a cast iron impeller for my Porsche. Paid $65 for it last month. The OE pump was fine, but stories of early failure got me worried..

The prime reason for using an OE water pump with composite impeller is that should the impeller fall apart, or the bearing fail, the resulting shrapnel will not damage the block (only choke it with debris). A metal impeller would toast a $20k engine if its supporting bearing failed. One would have to be totally clueless or deaf to not notice a noisy bearing long before it failed and let the metal impeller contact the block.

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#4702417 - 03/21/18 07:51 PM Re: Water pump OE or ? [Re: Ndx]
Number_35 Offline


Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 841
Loc: Winnipeg MB CA
My experience with an aftermarket water pump:

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ub...ang#Post4697586

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