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Old 02-17-2011, 08:44 PM
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Brand new water pump gear walked

So i go to pick up the lude today after whole timing belt procedure. I start it up and hear a "fwap fwap fwap" sound. I get my mechanic to come over and he pulls it in the garage. SO after a little inspection we see the water pump gear has chewed a hole through the timing cover. SO now he will have to take it apart again and get a new water pump and timing cover. Atleast im not having to pay anything else. Just venting! bleh i miss my vtec.
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Re: Brand new water pump gear walked

Was it an aftermarket pump? I don't understand how it could chew through the cover...
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Re: Brand new water pump gear walked

No it was OEM Honda waterpump. the gear just walked off the pump into the cover. Was no one's fault, just a faulty pump.
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Re: Brand new water pump gear walked

Thats crazy, well at lease it happen before you drove off....
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