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Old 22 Dec 2011, 12:18 pm
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Default A Proper Water Pump....Mopar

For the sake of reference, here is a Mopar compared to a Gates (2009 version) water pump. The Mopar impeller looks to stamped steel, assembly is larger and thicker in some parts. The pulley spins smoothly and solid. The Gates impeller is cast metal. From recollection, the pulley did not spin smoothly, felt like the spring was loose, consistently moving from its seat.

In conclusion, the Gates was defective out of box. I am only assuming that the design and assembly of this unit caused the ingress of the head gasket failure.

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Old 22 Dec 2011, 12:27 pm
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Old 22 Dec 2011, 12:29 pm
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Mopar:




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Old 22 Dec 2011, 02:24 pm
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Default Re: A Proper Water Pump....Mopar

Did it look like this?????

20 or 30k on it ...
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Old 22 Dec 2011, 04:41 pm
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That's serious!!!....probably would have been if it stayed in there longer....
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Old 22 Dec 2011, 06:53 pm
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Their is also plastic blade version for turbos. Higher flow rates for extra cooling.
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Old 22 Dec 2011, 08:54 pm
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Thanks for posting this! Those pictures show the difference clearly!
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