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Water Pump

Postby kamirider » Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:39 pm



I started my '84 Wing the other day and found that the water pump is leaking. I just pulled it apart and found that it is worn out. Can I buy a pump somewhere? And get it shipped to B.C. Canada. AL



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tricky
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Re: Water Pump

Postby tricky » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:31 am

You might be better contacting your local Honda dealer. By the time you get shipping charges there isnt a great deal of difference in the price.

http://gl1200goldwings.com/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=6877

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Re: Water Pump

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:08 am

tricky wrote:You might be better contacting your local Honda dealer. By the time you get shipping charges there isnt a great deal of difference in the price.

http://gl1200goldwings.com/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=6877


I don't know if that's true - when I did mine, the local stealership wanted $180 + tax for a new water pump. I found one online for $110 plus around $10 shipping. You'll also need a water pump gasket kit.

The water pump you REALLY need to replace with an OEM Honda pump - aftermarket water pumps are notorious for failing quickly. The gasket kit can be aftermarket, and you should be able to find a full gasket kit for $20-$30.

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Re: Water Pump

Postby tricky » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:25 am

If you look you will notice this person lives in BC Canada, add another 30$ or more for shipping charges. Then there is the difference in the C$ compared to the US$ although at the moment they are not far apart.

Also, if the price difference is that great it probably isnt a genuine Honda part.

Do it once, do it right.

When I order from my dealer in Hamilton Ontario, the part is there within two days, if I order from the US look at two weeks or more.

If you dont use your local dealer at times, when you need him he wont be there.

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Re: Water Pump

Postby kamirider » Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:07 pm

Thanks I appreciate the info will check with my local dealer tomorrow.
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Re: Water Pump

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:22 pm

The pump I used was definitely a genuine Honda part - that's something I made sure of, because I sure wasn't going to do THAT job again. $110-$120 is the going rate online for OEM water pumps - so $180 from the dealership was just more than I was willing to part with.

I did see he was in BC, and was thinking that he would order from a place that was either in Canada, or had a Canadian drop-ship address to avoid customs fees - there are a few of them.

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Re: Water Pump

Postby tricky » Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:41 pm

I just got off the phone with my Honda Dealer and a new Honda Water Pump is $161.77 C$

So waiting 2-3 weeks + shipping just isnt worth the messing around.

UPS charges about $33 for signing a couple of papers, then you pay tax on that too.

If you are willing to wait the time it can come through the mail, they only charge 5-10$ for signing the customs papers but a lot of companies will not use PO.

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Re: Water Pump

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:01 pm

That's a good deal, I would definitely go for that then. When I lived in Canada, I would refuse to do business with companies that insisted on shipping UPS. I just did not want to support the way UPS rapes Canadian consumers with their customs fees.




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