: Water Pump Confusion



Eldorado_RED
10-03-05, 02:33 PM
Hey guys, i recently purchased a water pump fo my 97 ETC from autozone

DURALAST_NEW WATER PUMP for a 1997 CADILLAC ELDORADO TOURING

Unit Price: $63.99
Core Value*: $0.00
Part No.: AWP-9018
Weight: 1.9 lbs.

But i found a better deal at Napa

Duro Pro New Water Pumps Water Pump - New
DPW 1301840
$ 48.49

But these two pumps are not the same, even though they both are supposedly the right ones for the car. Can anyone tell me which one is the right pump or if they are both right. One has a hole in the center of the pump and the other one doesnt. Thanks

mcowden
10-03-05, 03:00 PM
Hey guys, i recently purchased a water pump fo my 97 ETC from autozone

DURALAST_NEW WATER PUMP for a 1997 CADILLAC ELDORADO TOURING

Unit Price: $63.99
Core Value*: $0.00
Part No.: AWP-9018
Weight: 1.9 lbs.

But i found a better deal at Napa

Duro Pro New Water Pumps Water Pump - New
DPW 1301840
$ 48.49

But these two pumps are not the same, even though they both are supposedly the right ones for the car. Can anyone tell me which one is the right pump or if they are both right. One has a hole in the center of the pump and the other one doesnt. Thanks

Umm, well, you can get a new AC Delco pump at www.rockauto.com for $60 or the cheapest aftermarket remanufactured one is $30. It should look like this: http://www.rockauto.com/ref/Cardone/DetailSelect.html?5513515.jpg

Let us know which one is right, what you wind up doing, and how it turns out...

Eldorado_RED
10-03-05, 03:11 PM
Thanks Michael, i'll keep u and the board posted. The water pump from napa looks similar to the one u posted, http://www.napaonline.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ExecMacro/NAPAonline/search_results_product_detail.d2w/report?prrfnbr=23466549&prmenbr=5806&usrcommgrpid=71692224. I'll let you know which one is the right one. Thanks

cadi197
10-03-05, 04:40 PM
Never buy hard parts from Autozone unless you want to replace it later.....and then again......again after that, get the picture. I work at a competitor and I hear nothing but problems from all of their products. Even had my own problems with their Alternators and starters.

mcowden
10-03-05, 04:59 PM
Never buy hard parts from Autozone unless you want to replace it later.....and then again......again after that, get the picture. I work at a competitor and I hear nothing but problems from all of their products. Even had my own problems with their Alternators and starters.

The key message is that you work for a competitor. I'll admit that I've had a couple of parts mix-ups with Autozone, but overall I've found their stuff to be reasonably priced and decent quality, and I've spent a lot of money at AutoZone and their competitors on parts for my cars and stuff I've worked on for plenty of friends, relatives, acquaintances, and neighbors. They frequently have multiple brands or grades of parts to choose from, and I think the old adage of "you get what you pay for" applies here. If they offer a cheaper and lower quality part, you should expect that it won't work as well as a higher-priced component. I wish they carried AC-Delco parts. Overall, considering the prices, I think AutoZone is decent. Not the best, not the worst. Any time somebody says something like "I hear nothing but problems from all of their products," it should probably be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism. If you don't want to risk the outcome of your car repair work, and want highly-reliable and well-engineered parts, you're going to have to spend the money, and you might not find what you're looking for at AutoZone. The key message: Shop around.

Just my 2 cents worth...

Incidentally, I grew up near Springfield, Illinois. Where do you live/work/go to school?

powerglide
10-03-05, 05:59 PM
The key message is that you work for a competitor. ........ Any time somebody says something like "I hear nothing but problems from all of their products," it should probably be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism.

Exactly.

mcf1000x2003
10-03-05, 07:46 PM
i rather go to o'reilly u can get the price match from anywhere else and get a more reliable part for the cheapest price