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Old 06-06-2019, 06:48 PM
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hello to all... I have a 2007 LS 3.5flex fuel with 65K on it currently. I am planning a cross country trip and am wondering if I should buy a water pump before I go. I was considering buying one and putting it in the trunk as insurance but do you think its necessary at my mileage? I think I remember my last monte's water pump going around 60 something but I can't remember. When did yours go? How long do they typically last? To buy or not to buy? Thanks to any opinions and info!
 
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:00 AM
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I've never owned a 3.5 but I cant imagine the water pump design is drastically better or worse than the other GM pumps.

Only one I ever had fail super early was on my LS4 at about 35k. All of my 3800 (and one 3100) pumps lasted past 100k miles.

Personally, unless it's a rare PN that isnt readily available at normal dealers / parts stores, I wouldn't bother buying one to bring with.
 
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:43 AM
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bumpin96monte thanks much for your advice I appreciate the quick reply. I will not buy one and assume it will last. Leaving today 2,500 miles... been over seas good to be traveling in the US again.
 
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:48 PM
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No problem, good luck on your trip should be a blast!
 

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