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2020/04/16 15:58:26 (permalink)

MY 04 996 C4 WATERPUMP HAS GONE

Before I attempt to replace this is the job fairly easy, I have changed water pumps on other cars and brakes and stuff so I have a bit of knowledge, also where is the best place to buy one and what is the usual make of the original oem and are GATES belts anygood if anyone has any experiance of doing this and the most reliable make to replace it with please let me know
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Re: MY 04 996 C4 WATERPUMP HAS GONE 2020/04/16 16:19:26 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby HarleyD 2020/04/16 17:11:16

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Re: MY 04 996 C4 WATERPUMP HAS GONE 2020/04/16 17:12:34 (permalink)
thankyou but i am in the uk, never keen on ordering from abroad as i have been stung for import tax in the past
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Re: MY 04 996 C4 WATERPUMP HAS GONE 2020/04/16 20:32:25 (permalink)
I think Richard was directing you to a page where there are good instructions as to replacing the pump rather than for the actual purchase.

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Re: MY 04 996 C4 WATERPUMP HAS GONE 2020/04/16 22:55:07 (permalink)
Thankyou I will look again
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Re: MY 04 996 C4 WATERPUMP HAS GONE 2020/04/17 01:10:58 (permalink)
i didnt read the headlines i just seen it was usa, so thankyou for the info
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Re: MY 04 996 C4 WATERPUMP HAS GONE 2020/04/17 10:29:42 (permalink)
Hello HarleyD
 
I have been thinking about this job myself as something that will need doing at some point. You can buy the pump and needed gasket from Eurocarparts. Design911 also have multiple options for replacement water pumps and even do a pump/gasket/thermostat/auxbelt kit. The job itself looks to be quite straightforward assuming you have some basic tools and space to work in.
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Re: MY 04 996 C4 WATERPUMP HAS GONE 2020/04/17 19:13:34 (permalink)
the link richard sent me is full of diy info for the 996 i will attempt it, now i have looked on you tube it is a fairly basic job and will take about 2 to 3 hours to complete
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Re: MY 04 996 C4 WATERPUMP HAS GONE 2020/05/10 20:51:59 (permalink)
I have just completed the water pump, belt and 71-degree thermostat replacement it took me with some knowledge about 12 hours all in, but I was meticulous, the problem was removing the pump in the car and then replacing it whilst engine was in the car, but it was possible and I now have no leak, as I tested it with water and ran it to temperature, I should have read all the paperwork I got with the car as it had a new 71-degree thermostat fitted 600 miles ago!!! 
I fitted a GATES belt ( £16.00) as these seem to be the best, which was bought from a car parts supplier on fleabay, the Water pump I have fitted is a Magnet Marelli with the steel fins instead of plastic and that was also off of fleabay and cost £ 63.95 delivered and it comes with gasket from this seller mas-motorstore  the thermostat was not so easy to find and that was also from fleabay for £63.36 with gasket and gasket sealer from 

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All in all I am happy with the job and apart from jiggling the pump about to get it out and again back in that took the most time, I have now flushed with water the cooling system, and hopefully removed any of the broken fins off the pump, I am now waiting to get some Porsche approved g12 or g30 antifreeze I'm not sure which is best, then I can start driving it again!!
I had to cut the clamps holding the exhaust to the engine plate but I have 2 new ones on the way, apart from that a fairly easy job, and I found it easier to fit the new water pump gasket from above after the new pump was ready to bolt down don't try to fit it with sealant before getting it through the tight hole back into the bay as you will just break or tear the gasket, you have been warned, but, save yourself a few hundred its not that hard to do!! with some knowledge
Thanks to Richard Hamilton for sending me the above link!!
 
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Re: MY 04 996 C4 WATERPUMP HAS GONE 2020/05/22 21:16:34 (permalink)
Believe it or not my water pump went when out for a drive a few years back. I called out the AA who stated that if I could get a new pump he would fit it there and then by the roadside. Rang Eurocarparts, went to get it, returned and the AA guy fitted it. Couldn't believe it. Needless to say he got a huge tip.

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Re: MY 04 996 C4 WATERPUMP HAS GONE 2020/05/23 00:16:04 (permalink)
Thats amazing he must have been an ex porsche mechanic, I didnt find it hard but I would prefer a lift instead of the jack
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