Problem with water pump and gasket

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Problem with water pump and gasket

Postby shrikantv » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:15 pm

Hi,

I have an Infiniti G37 2010 Convertible that I have driven for around 50k miles. My car heated up while I was driving, and I took it to a local Infiniti Service center. They said that I need to replace water pump due to coolant leak, and also cautioned me that I needed inner timing cover as gasket started to come come out of inner cover oil galley). I was surprised to learn about this in a relatively lower miles driven car. Have any of you had any similar experience?

Also, they are quoting around $1300 to replace water pump and $2200 for inner timing cover. Since its such an expensive repair, I am wondering if I can postpone the repair or have it done by someone outside for cheaper. Any advice is deeply appreciated!

Thanks
SV


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Re: Problem with water pump and gasket

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:32 pm

You can most definitely get it done by a non-dealer. They should be able to slash that price quite drastically. I'd definitely get another opinion on that repair.
Check your oil to make sure there isn't actually wear through the timing cover to where coolant mixes with the oil. If not, just keep the fluids topped off and keep an eye on the temp gauge. You should be able to limp it around and get shops to take a look at it.

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Re: Problem with water pump and gasket

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:33 pm

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Re: Problem with water pump and gasket

Postby shrikantv » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:06 am

Thank you for your reply. I checked the oil, and the oil level seems to be holding up. So I doubt if there is any oil leak at all.

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Re: Problem with water pump and gasket

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:51 am

Good deal. If it doesn't look like chocolate milk, you should be fine to drive it for now as long as it doesn't overheat.

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Re: Problem with water pump and gasket

Postby ColBatGuano » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:24 am

shrikantv wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:15 pm
Hi,

I have an Infiniti G37 2010 Convertible that I have driven for around 50k miles. My car heated up while I was driving, and I took it to a local Infiniti Service center. They said that I need to replace water pump due to coolant leak, and also cautioned me that I needed inner timing cover as gasket started to come come out of inner cover oil galley). I was surprised to learn about this in a relatively lower miles driven car. Have any of you had any similar experience?

Also, they are quoting around $1300 to replace water pump and $2200 for inner timing cover. Since its such an expensive repair, I am wondering if I can postpone the repair or have it done by someone outside for cheaper. Any advice is deeply appreciated!

Thanks
SV
How did everything turn out? What did you have to pay?


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