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Old 05-19-2014, 02:33 PM   #1
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Pretty sure my water pump is going out (120k miles). It's leaking from the weep hole on the bottom. Any of you replaced it with a bullet proof version? I'd like to believe they are going to last longer but 7 years/120k miles ain't bad and the BPD pump is about $200 more.

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Old 05-19-2014, 06:25 PM   #2
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6 months and 4K miles on mine so no opinions for another 10 years! I replaced mine since everything was apart anyway. I see my mechanic charged me way over the current list price for it. I wonder if BPD dropped prices since then?
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:47 PM   #3
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The BPD water pump is about $100 more than a stock one. After seeing a cracked plastic impeller on a stock one it was an easy decision.

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Old 05-19-2014, 11:19 PM   #4
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The Bulletproof products are indeed nice with cool anodized colors but seem a bit over-priced. You're paying for R&D of course and possibly USA made but $315 for a waterpump? The plastic impeller does seem like a weak link but the 6.0 is not known for water pump failures.

Anyhow, here's another option that replaces the plastic impeller with a steel one at 1/3rd the cost of the BPD unit with a lifetime warranty. http://www.dieselsite.com/20045july04-2 ... rpump.aspx
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:41 AM   #5
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Curious that BPD only offers a 1-yr warranty on their bombproof water pump. Their limited warranty on their much touted FICM is one reason I went with FICMrepair.com when my FICM started failing. For the same price I got upgraded components, the logic side checked for issues, as well as a $140 Atlas tune.

I suspect they will take care of the consumer if and when stuff goes bad but if it's so bulletproof why not just stand behind the product from the get go?
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http://sportsmobileforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=12537

9 years old & 72000 miles when it went out. Replaced with Ford unit.

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Ended up needing a new radiator. Plastic side tank/gasket developed a leak at one of the pinch points. Remember when radiators could be brazed? Not anymore, just toss it in the trash and get a new one. My 1943 Jeep still has the original radiator!

Also had them replace the water pump with a BP version while they were there.
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Ended up needing a new radiator. Plastic side tank/gasket developed a leak at one of the pinch points. Remember when radiators could be brazed? Not anymore, just toss it in the trash and get a new one. My 1943 Jeep still has the original radiator!

Also had them replace the water pump with a BP version while they were there.
Did you also go with the BPD aluminum radiator or just go OEM?
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Did you also go with the BPD aluminum radiator or just go OEM?
BPD doesn't make an aluminum replacement for the e-series, only f-series. I couldn't find anyone who sells an all aluminum direct replacement radiator.

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Did you also go with the BPD aluminum radiator or just go OEM?
BPD doesn't make an aluminum replacement for the e-series, only f-series. I couldn't find anyone who sells an all aluminum direct replacement radiator.

http://www.bulletproofdiesel.com/All..._p/6000052.htm
I was looking at this one. I think they may even make the one for BPD. Found it on the diesel forums.
https://shop.performanceradiator.com/in ... ct_id=5296
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