Spectra was the brand which made the heater core I bought in June. It started leaking almost immediately.I did research too on every part manufacturer, and in my opinion everything made in china this days even Federal Mogul (Moog), All so called "Germam" companies including Bosch made in china too. I guess Motorcraft is just re-badged parts not real manufacturer so fall in same category.
There real question nowadays days if they have factory in China that produces quality parts using strong steel. I bet big companies do.
There's some mid-range part manufacturers in Italy and few other countries, but they far not as good as Chinese quality parts from Bosch for example.
In Los Angeles AutoZone only has Duralast (Chinese Autozone Brand) and Valuecraft pumps for Taurus, no Specrtra pumps.
Here the marketing catch, "<company name> Germany" does not mean they make products in Germany its just means company is registered in Germany, but factory can be in Taiwan.
Same for Spectra i am afraid look at their website http://www.spectrapremium.com on homepage there's slider where its saying
Engineered and designed in North America, word Engineered could have many meanings, they would say Made in USA if they had nothing to hide.
If you want to check just shoot email to any manufacturer you like and ask if they make parts here or import from China, its not a secret they will tell you.
No. I was advising you that Spectra has had problems with their products. Was looking online at several sites and other people have had issues with the Spectra parts as well; they tend to leak easy.Heh, I though you were advising me to buy in previous post.
I see well it would leak anyway regardless of the hole...The weep hole is between the seal and bearing. It keeps coolant from getting into the bearing, and causing it to fail.
NO ONE sells pieces of a coolant pump for obvious reasons.I'd go with ACDelco, but i dont feel like waiting week to order it online and Motorcraft does not sell just piece of pump they only sell full pump.
Why not? Isn't FoMoCo - "Ford Motor Company" - enough of a tip-off?Don't think old pump was a factory pump?
Actually on rockauto only non pieces was Motorcraft (probably to rip off more money or in case your housing broken/missing somehow) everyone else was pieces as on picture, including big companies.NO ONE sells pieces of a coolant pump for obvious reasons.
Thanks for tip i never seen "FoMoCo" abbreviation in the past.Why not? Isn't FoMoCo - "Ford Motor Company" - enough of a tip-off?
Can you explain how does the hole let you know if bearings are worn?That weep hole is there for a reason; to let you know the bearings are worn and the pump's verging on the failure point. Don't ignore the message.
Well i did put too much antifreeze and not a lot of water. Proportion was towards antifreeze maybe 70antifreeze /30water for year and a half, it supposed to kill head gasket, but could have killed the water pump. They dont just leak unless you have problem with rust or some sand in the system that kills the pump gasket. and my system was clean i guess chemical damage was the case, plus the cap was aftermarket and got old.Chemicals again? What chemicals?
Read his post, he said it was his old pump. I took that to mean his original pump. Unless and until his English improves, I have nothing else to go on. If it's his original pump, it's not rebuilt.Just as an aside, just because it says FoMoCo, doesn't mean anything.
Generally, when auto parts are rebuilt, the housing may not be replaced.
My rebuilt started had a Ford engraving on it.
Yap it was the pump from my car, but so what car is 13 years old it could have pump replaced by rebuild original pump before i bought it two years ago heheheRead his post, he said it was his old pump. I took that to mean his original pump. Unless and until his English improves, I have nothing else to go on. If it's his original pump, it's not rebuilt.
It could have been replaced, but with the problems you had with it - it could be the original. Lord knows, with what all you've done to the car already I've lost track ~Yap it was the pump from my car, but so what car is 13 years old it could have pump replaced by rebuild original pump before i bought it two years ago hehehe