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Best Water Pump?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Eric78K5, Jul 17, 2000.

  1. Eric78K5

    Eric78K5 1/2 ton status

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    Well, I want to start buying some new pieces before I have the new 350 installed. I want a new pump, cause I'm getting a new radiator, so I want suggestions. Pros and cons would be helpful also. Thanks.
     
  2. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    I am running the Summit Hi-Flow pump.
    It looks stock but has a higher flow rating and is said to eleminate the air pockets or hot spots that can occur in the blocks water chanels. My rig runs at 185 hwy and 185-190 in town.

    Rock ON![​IMG] 72 K5 [​IMG] Led Zeppelin
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    realsquash 1/2 ton status

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    I get mine from pep boys. They are new and have a lifetime warranty.
     
  5. Eric78K5

    Eric78K5 1/2 ton status

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    How about the Edlebrock pumps? If I decide to add a little shine under the hood, I may try one of their chrome/polished ones. Anyone out there using one of these?
     
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    Just remember chrome retains heat and heat kills bearings/seals etc.....[​IMG]
    So if I wanted to preety it up I would go with polished aluminum, but of corse thats usually high$$$$...........

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  7. JimmyDie6.2

    JimmyDie6.2 1/2 ton status

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    I have a chrome water pump on my GTO, you have to clean it all the time or it will start to flake and look like junkyard crapola.
     
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    I have a OEM replacement that is plain old black and I have no complaints. It was cheap too, I think when you see an add in the paper that says "water pumps starting at 39.99" the 39.99 in all cases is a SBC...I love My mouse
     
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    Go to Napa, Pepboys, etc, etc, no need to pay so much for and have to wait from a hi per. pump from summit. Just make sure it is a BRAND NEW pump no a remanufactured one. Rebuilt is ok for alot of truck parts but water pumps should be brand new.
     
  10. riz

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    I've got a Howard Stewart hi- flow and it works great ! I'd highly recommend one.

    L8r,

    .Riz.
     

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