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water pump...Cummins or Gates?

Old 07-01-2018, 08:42 AM
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water pump...Cummins or Gates?

The water pump on my '96 is leaking. Looked at pumps on Geno's and they recommend Gates or Cummins. The Cummins is more expensive, but I don't want to be doing this again in a couple of years. Is the Gates pump any good?
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I put a gates on once a year. Once a year they start leaking. What I have learned to deal with.
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:17 AM
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I put a Gates on my 91.5. No problems for 8 years. Truck was destroyed in a wreck so I have no idea how long it would have lasted. Put one on my 01 about 5 yeas ago, no problems yet. They are not that hard to change once you figure out how to get them through the fan.
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Thanks guys. Looks like conflicting luck with the gates pump.
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Thanks guys. Looks like conflicting luck with the gates pump.
i'm still on the oem
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Me too.
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Old 07-03-2018, 10:34 AM
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So is my 92 and it is about to hit 200K.
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The shop I use has had great luck with the Murray pumps.
O'Reilly carries them.
https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/b...ram-2500?pos=1
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When the pump went out on my 01 (at around 300k) I used a Gates from Genos. It was still on there and working fine when I got rid of it at 350k miles.
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I recently ordered two Gates pumps from rockauto. Only ~$40CDN.

Pump, rad, hoses, etc. all being renewed this week.
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