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For my '96 GP 3100. I've read mixed reviews on a lot of water pumps for this car. Is there any one pump that is known to be a good unit or are they all pretty much a hit-or-miss?

 

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just my personal opinion,

 

stay away from the the light duty Asian offshore items, try to get your hands on a replacement HD pump that is the same as what GM installed into the engines. It will have a cast iron tapered impeller.

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Probably can't go wrong with any cast impellar pump from a parts store. Opt for the "new" pump. There might still be stores that carry USA made ones. Autozone used to...but it's been a long time since I've installed a 2.8/3.1/3.4 pump so those could have gone the way of the dinosaur. I guess you could look up old cross reference numbers and potentially find a usa made unit on ebay. 

 

https://www.ebay.com/p/Autostar-Water-Pump-GMB-130-1480-NOS-as-Pictured/718738458?iid=291085577083&chn=ps&ul_ref=https%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F1%2F711-117182-37290-0%2F2%3Fmpre%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.com%252Fp%252FAutostar-Water-Pump-GMB-130-1480-NOS-as-Pictured%252F718738458%253Fiid%253D291085577083%2526chn%253Dps%26itemid%3D291085577083%26targetid%3D595076426608%26device%3Dt%26adtype%3Dpla%26googleloc%3D9011011%26poi%3D%26campaignid%3D1661472618%26adgroupid%3D67688990127%26rlsatarget%3Dpla-595076426608%26abcId%3D1140476%26merchantid%3D101637495%26gclid%3DEAIaIQobChMIl4LAu6_53wIVAY7ICh0HYgfPEAQYASABEgKV4_D_BwE%26srcrot%3D711-117182-37290-0%26rvr_id%3D1825693904564%26rvr_ts%3D651cc3751680a9e44261e5f3fffc9675

 

Maybe email that seller and see if that pump is USA made -get them to snap a picture of the country of origin on the box. This is the same part number as my really old usa made pump and might be a rebrand of it. If it is made in the US, that's a good price.

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