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GMB water pump leaking again

losh1971

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Anyone having trouble with GMB pumps. I replaced one less than 20k old and now the one i fitted has failed in under 20k. Same problem again leaking. I now have to order a replacement when I get back home from camping. Not going GMB again. Gonna have to try a Gates i think.
 

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GMB have turned to crap since they moved offshore, but then again doesn't everything
 

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Yeah I'm thinking they must have VSLover. I've had older GMBs still going strong after 5 years. Mech up the road reckons GMB are good. But i think they have gone to **** now, both failed pumps have been the seal. Gonna see if i can email the seller and see if he will send a free replacement. But still if it goes again then its annoying to fit another, in 12 months time.
 

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I only buy Gates.....havnt had an issue......yet.....GMB,s leak when they run for a long time...if just a daily they are fine, but if your doing interstate runs they eventually leak from the seal
 

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I have done a fair few GMB pumps, only had one fail and it was on my own car with only about 5k. Leaked when sitting not running. I still rate them as a better brand and have the better impellers.
 

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Are they still available genuine?
 

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Are they still available genuine?
possibly but a Gates is under 50 bucks, gen would have to be 150 if they can be bought. Only way i am fitting another GMB is if the seller sends me a free replacement. I've used Duraflo and they lasted over five years and was still going when I scrapped the engine.
 

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I installed a Gates, ebay jobbie ($35 odd bucks) almost 4.5yrs now and touchwood not issues.
 
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