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How often should an automotive water pump be replaced?


There is no mandatory requirement concerning replacement of a water pump based on accumulated mileage. It is usually changed upon failure. The water pump constitutes a key part of the engine system. By continuously feeding coolant to the engine, it protects the latter against overheat.

With a broken water pump, the engine is unable to dissipate heat, and becomes hotter and hotter during operation, resulting in burnout due to overheat at last. Hence, a failed water pump should be replaced in a timely manner.

A car often needs full maintenance after reaching accumulated mileage of 60 thousand kilometers. This is also the most appropriate time to inspect the water pump. Of course, in addition to the water pump, it may be also necessary to replace belts, tension pulleys, oil filters and anti-freeze fluid. Moreover, the water pump should be inspected regularly since it functions like the heart of the cooling system and insufficient supply of circulating water will directly impact normal drives.

Connected to a belt, the water pump draws water out of the radiator and delivers it to the engine for cooling purpose. If the water pump fails to run normally, the car may experience unstable speed. The position of all belt pulleys should therefore be examined regularly, along with their tightness and fatigue degree.

vika water pump

Advantages of vika water pump:

vika water pump body: As the base of the water pump, this part adopts an enclosure made of the same powdered resin as that used in OE parts. In order to meet demand from more customers, vika also offers enclosures made of other materials such as iron casting and cold-rolled steel sheet.

Water seal: The water seal is also identical to corresponding OE part, providing good sealing effect and high load bearing capacity;

Bearing: The product of C&U, a domestic water pump bearing OEM, is used. It is characterized by higher bear loading capacity and better heat dissipation, with a warranty covering 80000 km of mileage;

Impeller and belt pulley: In the vika impeller design, maximum water pump flow is achieved by controlling the number of impeller blades and their opening angle, thus cooling the engine effectively. A wide range of impeller and belt pully materials and forms are made available to customers.

Thermostat: vika products adopt thermostats from Temb. They provide the same level of reliability as OE products.