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Hi guys, long time reader but infrequent poster.

I bought my i30 at 40,000 kms and have since enjoyed another 60,000 kms of faultless duty (bar that rubber bush in the steering column). It's now time for a cambelt change on my beloved late 2009 2.0L petrol automatic.

The local Hyuandai dealership does the $1250 deal: cambelt, spark plugs, engine oil/filter, auto transmission oil, air filter, engine coolant.

My local mobile mechanic for $1750:                       cambelt, spark plugs, engine oil/filter, auto transmission oil, air filter, engine coolant AND water pump, fuel filter, fan belts.

I rang the Hyuandai boys and the senior mechanic said they don't bother replacing the waterpump unless there is a problem with it, and my current one shows no signs of leaking
or whatever, however he did say it costs about $700 to replace.

I have made the decision to throw another 100,000 kms on this car as I love it so much, and I don't have the cash for an upgrade. But I really do love the car as it is so smooth and comfortable to drive, it has fixed point roof racks which came in handy when I moved house last month and she is a good tower. Also, the rear seats fold flat allowing me to sleep in the back with a foam mattress. This car does it all!

My questions:

Do those prices seem competitive?
Anyone had a water pump fail/wear out?
Does it sound wise to replace the pump now while I'm having all that other work done?

Thanks
Ash


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Anyone had a water pump fail/wear out?
Does it sound wise to replace the pump now while I'm having all that other work done?

I had my coolant pump fail at just shy of 160'000km, so while it may have a few more miles left in its lifetime, I would replace it.

If you replace the belt, the chances are strong that the new belt (after being tightened to spec) could put some extra pressure on the seal causing it to leak. This is what happened to me. Hyundai Port Elizabeth tensioned my belt as it was whining a little bit when the AC was on and the car temp was cool. Not long after, the pump packed up while I was out of town and I had to limp it back.

They replaced it under the third-party warranty I signed up for when I bought it and had to obviously replace the coolant while they did the job - so I am happy with the way they handled it as the pump was most likely on it's way out.
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Thanks for that info Phil!

Hi Ash, I was about to say I'd probably leave the pump (if it ain't broke don't fix it) but after what Phil said...  :Dunno:

If you have the time and inclination you could shop online or at your local Auto accessory places for parts and oils on special then just pay labour which could save you hundreds in a job with that many "parts"

For example, I believe Supercheap have an online sale of 25% off on orders over $100 until 7pm Wednesday 16th May. :cool:

Some of our tech heads will hopefully be along shortly with more concrete advice.  :goodjob:

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Thanks for that guys. Sounds like I'd better stump up with some serious cash.
I'll check out Repco Dazzler.
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$1750  :crazy1:
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If this was my vehicle, with the water pump external and separate from the timing belt I'd leave it.

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That's right  tw2005, I've had another quote for $1899. It's insane

I've got a bit of anxiety that the belt is going to poop itself on me, but I'll keep shopping around for a better deal. Otherwise I'll follow
your links and buy it all myself then find a mechanic to install it all.

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That's right  tw2005, I've had another quote for $1899. It's insane

I've got a bit of anxiety that the belt is going to poop itself on me, but I'll keep shopping around for a better deal. Otherwise I'll follow
your links and buy it all myself then find a mechanic to install it all.
priority would be the timing belt service, replacing all those components and seals is best practice especially if you way up the labour expense, do it once do the lot. seals are 9 years old

I'd go OEM . whislt a GATES belt is not an issue some of these kits can have cheap seals and bearings. the tensioner is a critical part.
Timing belt failure ultimately destroys interference engines when vales and pistons meet.
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Re: 100,000 km Major Service - To Waterpump or not to Waterpump?
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That's right  tw2005, I've had another quote for $1899. It's insane

I've got a bit of anxiety that the belt is going to poop itself on me, but I'll keep shopping around for a better deal. Otherwise I'll follow
your links and buy it all myself then find a mechanic to install it all.

If you use those part numbers that Gerard has very kindly located and shop around it will be interesting to see how much you can reduce the total by. If you could get it down under $1500 total including the water pump that would certainly make it a worthwhile exercise.

The other benefit is you will pretty much know that OEM parts have been used which would not have been a certainty if they were sourced by the repairer (who might source lesser products to maximise profit)  :undecided:
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