Plus I recall Jim Beam posting something about how certain
models' water pumps could go forever, in his estimation.
Do not lecture me about rolling the dice. My 91 Civic maint
repair experiences are less a pain and more an adventure.
JT, I know you know what I mean.
did i say that? honda pumps are very high quality, and the 305K crx i
had i got cheap because the pump which had never been changed finally
gave out, but that's not "forever".
i'm happy to just use inspection on my own vehicles, but i can get in
there and do my own work. if you're paying someone else hundreds of
dollars to do the job, $45 for a pump is immaterial so you may as well
That's basically what my guy says too. It's not worth cheaping out on the
few extra bucks for the new water pump. I am also reminded that Honda water
pumps tend to be driven by the timing belt, so seizures can be very costly.
Some cars are different, such as our '99 Tercel (this is the one with the
60K belt interval). In that car the water pump is driven by a regular
accessory drive belt and is accessible without removing the timing belt. In
that case you can risk extending the pump change interval.
90K on the water pump on any vehicle is pushing the envelope to a
degree. On your (and others) car where the pump is driven by the timing
belt, this is even more important.
On the old tin that I drive, the water pump shares the same belt as the
alternator and is relatively easy to change but still is easier when the
timing belt is replaced.
Just thought I'd jump in here with an update: the faxed receipts,
which I sincerely hope were real, showed the water pump being replaced
as well. I left a deposit on the car. It's got some minor cosmetic
flaws, but zero rust and it's only $3k. Wish me luck.
unless you have a genuine service record, you cant assume /anything/ was
done on schedule. there's no reason why this can't be a perfectly fine
vehicle but you must pay a price that reflects the need to spend money
taking care of what's not definitely been maintained.
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