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Water pump is toast at only 60K miles (2015)

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Water pump is toast at only 60K miles (2015)

Post by mymangochutney » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:39 pm

Car is a 2015, and dealer just said it needs a new WP.

Being in Canada there is no 100k mile warranty, and previous owner never had it fixed!

Car had regular oil changes and about 7,000 engine hours if anyone is curious!


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Re: Water pump is toast at only 60K miles (2015)

Post by Saunders1986 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:26 am

Was it leaking from weep hole?

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Re: Water pump is toast at only 60K miles (2015)

Post by mymangochutney » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:42 pm

Saunders1986 wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:26 am
Was it leaking from weep hole?
Yeah, dealer diagnosed it as that

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Re: Water pump is toast at only 60K miles (2015)

Post by Webmaster » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:44 pm

So did it leak internally too, destroying the engine from the inside? Worth asking, it's such a horrible thing that happens to unsuspecting owners.
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Re: Water pump is toast at only 60K miles (2015)

Post by mymangochutney » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:03 pm

Webmaster wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:44 pm
So did it leak internally too, destroying the engine from the inside? Worth asking, it's such a horrible thing that happens to unsuspecting owners.
I was lucky and I'm assuming it hasn't but didn't send my oil for a test yet

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Re: Water pump is toast at only 60K miles (2015)

Post by HotHouseBoar » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:59 pm

Yeah my 2013 PI had its waterpump go at 58,000 miles with 7000 idle hours. Your engine should be fine if you caught it early enough. After the waterpump change, I changed the oil about 5 or so times to make sure any coolant left over was gone. Runs beautifully now with 70,000 miles.

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Re: Water pump is toast at only 60K miles (2015)

Post by MiekK » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:12 am

Same issue with mine. Did it myself. PI's and SHOs are easier to change the pump because the engine does not need to come out, intake and fuel rail doesn't need to come off.

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Re: Water pump is toast at only 60K miles (2015)

Post by mymangochutney » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:18 pm

MiekK wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:12 am
Same issue with mine. Did it myself. PI's and SHOs are easier to change the pump because the engine does not need to come out, intake and fuel rail doesn't need to come off.
any instructions? Dealer is asking over 2k but I'm not very handy so probably going to pay out of pocket

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Re: Water pump is toast at only 60K miles (2015)

Post by MiekK » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:26 pm

mymangochutney wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:18 pm
MiekK wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:12 am
Same issue with mine. Did it myself. PI's and SHOs are easier to change the pump because the engine does not need to come out, intake and fuel rail doesn't need to come off.
any instructions? Dealer is asking over 2k but I'm not very handy so probably going to pay out of pocket
I'd do it if you were near Minneapolis, MN...
I'll write something up and send it.
A shade tree mechanic can do it, it just takes time. Took 6 hours just to get the car up, fluids drained and down to the place where the valve covers could come off. The harness and fuel clips and hose clamps suck.

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