Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Model: Ford Taurus SHO
Engine: 3.5L EcoBoost V6
Rep Power: 11
If it IS actually the water pump you are on borrowed time. Coolant neglect is one of the problems of failing water pumps and of course is a lot of time and money to replace.
I'd be concerned that it could go whilst you are out and about, and think you are risking driving it on long distances etc. I'd recommend just getting a 2nd opinion to be sure. (No disrespect to your mechanic) but no harm in finding out.
2013 Taurus SHO with Performance Package: Air Raid Cold Air Intake: Magnaflow twin pipes with performance mufflers: De-baged. SCT X4 93 Canned Tune,( 3bar map sensor, 170 thermostat, gapped plugs to be installed), smoke tint headlights
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