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Old January 13th, 2022, 12:58 PM
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Default Re: V6 water pumps getting hard to find

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You definitely are not wrong there. Far as I could tell the pump from Napa and Summit are made by the same manufacturer and Summit is under half the cost.

Yeah, and most likely they were BOTH made in China!! Seems that most aftermarket parts for our vehicles are made in China these days, which is a doggone shame. Replacement parts should be made in the USA, period!!
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Old January 14th, 2022, 12:09 AM
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Most of the time they are easily and economically able to be rebuilt.
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Old January 14th, 2022, 05:22 AM
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Most of the time they are easily and economically able to be rebuilt.
It's just a matter of a new shaft, bearing(s) and a seal. Impellers very rarely go bad, if at all. But given that an existing water pump can be easily and economically rebuilt, what guarantee do we have that the shaft, bearing(s) and seal were not made in China??
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Old January 14th, 2022, 08:15 AM
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Default Re: V6 water pumps getting hard to find

Summitt Racing does indeed carry the GMB 130-2835 with is the common V-6 water pump with the flange for the pulley and fan. NAPA still has these pumps, but for some reason they don't list them by application. If you use the GMB part number in the NAPA interchange, it crosses over to their TWP 42009. Currently NAPA has 20 in their system. BTW- TJ's is right, GMP is the water pump supplier to NAPA! It is the same pump.
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Old January 15th, 2022, 07:24 PM
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bob, it's because NAPA no longer recognizes the unique differences between GMC & Chev. if you want to look this engine up in the cataloging, you have to go to the medium duty listings to actually find the engines.
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