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What measures can be taken to prevent a water pump failure?

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FTPIS
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What measures can be taken to prevent a water pump failure?

Post by FTPIS » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:30 pm

Hello, everyone

I'm new to this forum - I am in the market for a 2013+ Taurus-based Interceptor, but I've been concerned over reports of water pumps failing and causing catastrophic engine damage. Are there any measures which could be taken to prevent this from happening, should I buy one of these vehicles?

Which fluids should be changed, and how often should said fluids be changed? And, if I were to purchase one of these vehicles, would it be a wise choice to immediately have the original water pump replaced with a new one?

Thanks!


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Re: What measures can be taken to prevent a water pump failure?

Post by mope » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:05 pm

bad design...... low frequency, but high damage. youll have to weigh the value proposition.

if you get one, change coolant more often than recommended.

regarding pump replacement.....makes no sense AT ALL to preemptively replace the pump. replacement costs more in parts than a new motor and takes just as much time in labor as replacing

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Re: What measures can be taken to prevent a water pump failure?

Post by crownedking » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:16 pm

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Re: What measures can be taken to prevent a water pump failure?

Post by FTPIS » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:00 pm

mope wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:05 pm
bad design...... low frequency, but high damage. youll have to weigh the value proposition.

if you get one, change coolant more often than recommended.

regarding pump replacement.....makes no sense AT ALL to preemptively replace the pump. replacement costs more in parts than a new motor and takes just as much time in labor as replacing

I read reports of zero issue with regularly-changed coolant, yet I've also seen a post which claimed that failure occurred despite regular maintenance.

Is the problem internal or external? In other words, how exactly does the coolant mix with the motor's oil? Is it something which a DIY project could prevent? Ex. what if someone builds some sort of isolation chamber around the water pump—or maybe some reservoir into which the coolant can leak? (If this makes no sense, excuse me for asking.)

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