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#1 (permalink) Old 05-06-2006, 03:44 PM
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325e water pump...

Hey all,

Well, I was afraid of it and it's happened--my water pump has failed.

Any advice on replacement? I was planning on doing it myself, unless someone wants to talk me out of it. Any experiences? Anybody know where to get a pump?

I'm not opposed to paying to get it fixed, either. What's this job typically worth for parts and labour?

Thanks!
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Its not too much work, but you need the right tool for the right job. A fan clutch tool will make life easier. A water pump costs about 60 bucks including a gasket. Bavauto.com is cool, you can get them pretty much anywhere.

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its not too hard a job... if your a kind of guy that has any mechanical smarts then you shuold beable to handle it with no problem...
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Might want to consider replacing the timing belt while you're at it... 2 birds with 1 stone type of approach...

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Yes, timing belt is probably a good idea while I'm in there. How about that job? I'm up for pretty much any mission as long as it's not a well-known pain in the hoodleydoo.

Sixty bucks for a water pump? That's it? Cripes, I was thinking I'd be in for a solid couple hundo.

Not looking forward to doing the pump, having just spent all day piecing the back end of my Subaru back together, but if it must be done it must be done!

Thanks, lads.
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if you can piece a subaru back together you shuold have no problem with a water pump and timing belt... you can find tutorials on the net forsure also...
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I was quoted $400 for the timing belt and water pump.

I did it myself for less then $100....but I won't do it again. It wasn't bad, but it was just more work then I wanted.

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