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Gates Water pumps anyone?????

Got a great price on a gates for 80$ new , lifetime...at napa. I am thinking of ordering it.
Anyone had experiences with this? I hear they are a big company and made fan belts for years!!! But im not sure if they are made in china and they haven't answered my email about that when I contacted the corporate. I haven't seen any online reviews of gates.

The other choices... I have is a duralast new for 100 with lifetime, and I seen some good and bad on this site for that.
or a delco for 120 which I hear is the best? but ...hmmm


Any opinions, suggestions,thanks

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If your just asking opinion and cost is not a factor, my choice order based strictly on quality would be....

Ac Delco - first
NAPA - second
AZ, advanced, pepboys - last resort.

Personally, for the extra cost, I would stick with Delco.

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If your just asking opinion and cost is not a factor, my choice order based strictly on quality would be....

Ac Delco - first
NAPA - second
AZ, advanced, pepboys - last resort.

Personally, for the extra cost, I would stick with Delco.

Good points . I am googling gates now and they used to be made in America and now their pumps are uknown Chinese brands from some threads on the net I been reading.
I will now just get the delco , thanks

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Check amazon and rock auto for acdelco. They are sometimes on sale

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Thanks for the tips guys!!!

I actually just ordered the delco

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Thanks for the tips guys!!!

I actually just ordered the delco
Just to let you know the new delco water pumps are made in China. I have one sitting here now.

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Just to let you know the new delco water pumps are made in China. I have one sitting here now.

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thanks mike, you, are correct! I just found that out today.
I ordered the gates and delco just to play safe and when I got to the store they told me they cant get gates, their suppliers stopped carrying it. But I bought the delco.
I was disturbed to see it was made in china ...although used to be an aerican made company . How sad.
But I got a lifetime warrantee on it for 110 bucks out the door.

Bought it from Tom, at Joes Napa Broooklyn NY 4th avenue

Great service and deal

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I heard GMB are real good and made in the U.S.A. also the oreillys pumps are great quality and also have a lifetime warranty. Autozone pumps are new and carry a lifetime warranty. Try to stay away with remanufactured pumps. anyone used these pumps before?
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Gates Water pumps anyone?????

Haven't used any of above pumps,an highly doubt they're actually new. I'm not interested in any "lifetime" garbage on my vehicles anymore. I don't care if they are free,my time isn't free...

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I had a duralast years ago and it was ok.
DO NOT go with Advance auto pumps. MY weepholes were leaking in a month.

I think gates is not making pumps for ours anymore.

Why would someone not want lifetime? Makes no sense. Especially since they all now made in china...

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