Have you had a waterpump fail? - Pontiac Solstice Forum
View Poll Results: Have you had a waterpump fail on your Solstice? (please also chose NA or GXP as well)
No.....don't jinx me!! (I'm under 50,000miles) 45 39.13%
No....I'm on borrowed time (I have over 50,000 miles) 20 17.39%
Yes (My car had less then 60,000 miles when it happend) 37 32.17%
Yes...(My car had between 60,000 and 100,000 miles) 10 8.70%
Yes....(My car had over 100,000 when the waterpump failed) 2 1.74%
NA - Normally Aspirated 28 24.35%
GXP - turbo 47 40.87%
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post #1 of 72 (permalink) Old 11-07-2014, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Have you had a waterpump fail?

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Ghost, you beat me to it. Yours looks better, but I think it would be good too to learn current total miles on each car, failure or not. And, if you haven't done so already, post your survey over on the Sky forum so that you will have a larger sampling in the data base.

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Just voted .... I am at 37,600 miles.

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post #4 of 72 (permalink) Old 11-07-2014, 11:38 AM
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Thankfully mine was still under my initial warranty when I lost the pump, so it happened somewhere under 30,000 miles.
I just spent $1,400 last month for repairs and now the engine light went on a few days ago..........we'll see what it is this time later when I find more cash.
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There was no provision in the poll for those who've had more than one WP failure, so I checked both the "less than 60k" and "between 60K and 100K" choices (mine failed at around 35k and again at 65k -- and I'm now at 95k and hoping to break the cycle!).

I hope checking two boxes computes properly.
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Voted no, but we own two (GXP & NA), and the survey isn't set up for owners of multiple Kappa's.

BTW, this should be a sticky.

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post #7 of 72 (permalink) Old 11-07-2014, 12:04 PM
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Mine went out just before my warranty expired. Had no warning until I pulled into the driveway. I suppose if it was going to happen that was the best place!

BTW...it's now a sticky.

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I should have divided it into 2 different surveys...one for NA and one for GXPs. It will allow you to click on more then one selection because everyone is supposed to chose NA or GXP at the bottom too.... oh well, there's always next time.

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No water pump failure.
'07 GXP is up to 3,700 miles now.

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So far, 34k miles, so good. I had the coolant replaced at 5 years, as called for in the manual; hope that helps.

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Just voted, mine failed at 23,000 miles, after 3 years and 5 months of operation

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Don't know why, but fyi and fwiw the percentages of the gxp and base model is wonky.
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Mine went at 47000 miles, and I was lucky it was in a shopping mall parking lot and not on the Interstate I was travelling on!

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Start it over?

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I should have divided it into 2 different surveys...one for NA and one for GXPs. It will allow you to click on more then one selection because everyone is supposed to chose NA or GXP at the bottom too.... oh well, there's always next time.
It's still early, with very few total votes cast -- especially relative to the total membership of this forum (and then throw in the Sky forum, if you include them in the survey) -- so since there are some flaws with this original survey, why not make the changes and start over?

I'm sure virtually everyone who's already voted would do so again, if it meant more useful results in the end.
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Heck no... N/A and at 76k of daily-driven, active abuse.

I haven't had the air dam on since I first lowered it all those years ago and have been missing the all of the primary air ducts since I picked up that battered gxp fascia (for $50 ) and added the turbo. Maybe 30k ago? I also added Water Wetter at that time with the IC blocking the rad AND directing considerably less air through the system. Adding the turbo without a larger radiator system and the silly parts I left off bumped idle temps to ~ 210 from a constant 190.

During one of the many conversations about this, someone did mention frequent coolant changes and I can't remember if there was any validity to their reasoning but due to the backyard nature of my system, I've drained the coolant every few years. Other than that it's been absolutely abused between autocross and daily driving.
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