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Old 01-09-2020, 11:49 AM   #1
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Jegs/Summit electric water pump

Has anyone tried one? Can't get the well know brand now. It's for my daily. Last night on my way to work my temp almost spiked so quick. There is a grinding noise also. I figured the coupler or pump bearing is gone. I could only drive a mile before redline from cold
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Old 01-09-2020, 12:23 PM   #2
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LT1? LS1?

For a driver, go quality mechanical. Electric won't flow as well as a good quality mechanical, and a mechanical will at least give you some warning when it's crapping the bed, electric just stops working.
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Old 01-09-2020, 12:54 PM   #3
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Lt1 sorry. If it turns out that my mechanical pump failed. It failed suddenly with no warning either. I figured the electric pump gets rid of the weeping issues onto the opti.
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Lt1 sorry. If it turns out that my mechanical pump failed. It failed suddenly with no warning either. I figured the electric pump gets rid of the weeping issues onto the opti.
You can thread/tap the weep hole then run a drip line down past opti.

For a pure DD, I would stick with a good OEM mech waterpump.
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For a pure DD, I would stick with a good OEM mech waterpump.
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It was the splines on the back of the pump. The coupler still works. Strange but the splines in the pump were the only work parts. I wonder what cause it to wear like that. Maybe the pump locked up and one point..the more I think about it the electric might be better. Just for the non coupler
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Old 01-10-2020, 06:09 PM   #7
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so that one lasted how many years, and how many miles, and you think complicating it is better? BTDT, put the right one in.
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Old 01-10-2020, 06:48 PM   #8
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If you can wire well, and are comfortable with the schematics of the car, then go EWP.

Just be aware you are giving the car a lot more failure points pending how skilled you are.
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Eh, I’d go electric. Get a wiring harness if you aren’t comfortable with doing that. The epump is easy to swap when it fails. Summit usually rebrands their **** so chances are it’s a car unit.
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I'm curious to why just the splines on the wp are chewed up. I guess it froze up and then broke free? Strange. I'll probably end up going mechanical since I can just get back on the road quicker this time. I don't have a press and not 💯 comfortable wiring the relay kit to the electrical unit.
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The water pump seized and I'm sure the splines are designed to be sacrificial so you can still reuse the collar.
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