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    Posted: 09-May-2013 at 10:19
Just passed the 140,000 miles mark, and car running as well as ever, changing the oil every 5,000 miles or so, question is - what's going to break next - recently had the balance belts changed, and the serpentine belt changed, is it worth getting the alternator and water pump changed, as the car is nearly 11 years old now, and if they go bang it could be a real pain - any experience on how long these things last, and anything else that should be checked.

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If you didn't have the water pump replaced when the balance shaft belt was replaced then I would consider it. I replaced my pump when I replaced my balance shaft belt and tensioner. As far as the alternator I wouldn't worry about it until it fails. In my opinion overheating due to pump failure is more of a concern so I would go ahead and get going on the water pump. If you are still on your original water pump I would be worried as the fins on those units were made of cheap plastic whereas the new ones are metal.
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Thanks, any idea on the cost for that?
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Water pump cost about $140 at most site and dealers. It's fairly easy to install after you remove the lock carrier. It is possible to do with the lock carrier just in the service position too. I'm guessing for a dealer to do it would be around $600 including labor.
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  Quote allaheadfull Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-May-2013 at 12:04
just got it all done, around 4.5 hrs of labour, and £100 for the water pump, let's hope the rest of the car keeps going....
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