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Is it a Gates water pump?

 

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Is it a Gates water pump?

I bought the Gates TB kit (with their Made in China WP) and I soon came to regret it. The rest of the kit is still in my '05 but I had to go back in and remove their POS WP a couple years after the installation because it started making noise for several minutes after start-up...scared me to death that it was gonna seize up and take out the TB. I let out a sigh of relief after I had installed an Aisin WP and fired-up the engine for the first time....no noise...and still no noise three years later. I've had good luck with the NPW WP in my '98 CRV(installed six years ago without an issue) so I wouldn't hesitate to go with Aisin or NPW again.

Gates claims they've improved the seals but I would never take a chance on them again after my experience. As luck would have it the vehicle fought me all the way when I had to go back in to replace that lousy WP...turned out to be more of a PITA than going in there the first time.
 

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Moot point for the banned OP, since Honda doesn't sell Pilots in Nigeria.

 
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