"KWW" <kirk.walker ahyt aircooled doht neyt> wrote in message
Comes down to cost. The labor to replace the pump is essentially "free"
when they do the timing belt. If you think the pump is going to last to
120k miles, don't bother. If you think it may go in another 10 or 20
thousand and don't want to pay the same labor charges again, get it done
now. Personally I'd get it done and have peace of mind, but YMMV.
Conversely, if you skip it and have to get it done in 30,000 miles, it may
pay to have the timing belt replaced at that time. Either way, its a
I went ahead and replaced my water pump while the timing belt was out. This
was NOT one of Hyundai's better designs. The pump has to fit up under a cam
sprocket cover that overlaps by about 2 or 3 mm, but the maneuvering
required to do this causes the metal "gasket" to slip off. It took a couple
of hours as a result. At least it is done... and they parts guy have me a
good price break on the parts this time.
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