Water Pump Question???


Par5man
03-06-2008, 03:46 PM
I have a question. Alot of people say you can by the whole timing belt and water pump assembly from PartsDinosaur in Arizona. According to what I have read from some posters your suppose to buy ONLY Kia water pump is this right or will the one from PartsDinosaur work?

LMP
03-06-2008, 04:50 PM
I have a question. Alot of people say you can by the whole timing belt and water pump assembly from PartsDinosaur in Arizona. According to what I have read from some posters your suppose to buy ONLY Kia water pump is this right or will the one from PartsDinosaur work?

Yeah..about the kia pump...that was an opinion largely circulated a few years ago as it seems pumps for the SOHC and DOHC had been used one for the other. THis is not a problem as pumps are correctly matched in kits and several ordered the kits and installed them with total satisfaction; I am myself about to order such kit as my SPorty just past 60,000 miles...so I'm getting prepared.
Pump pulley for DOHC has 25 cogs, and those for SOHC have 20
www.geocities.com/lmp4203/kiasport/pumpSOHC.jpg
www.geocities.com/lmp4203/kiasport/pumpDOHC.jpg
Full kits are available on E-bay for under $100.

Par5man
03-06-2008, 05:50 PM
Thanks for all the info LMP.. As for the price of the timing belt it has gone up like everything else.. It's now $164.95 but it comes with water pump and your belts and gaskets. Oh and 4 spark plugs... Sounds like a deal at that price too bad that's not the installed price..haha

LMP
03-06-2008, 07:54 PM
OK some kits like this one
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Timing-Belt-Water-Pump-Kia-Sportage-96-97-98-99-00-01_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247Q QcategoryZ33625QQihZ004QQitemZ140183372925QQrdZ1QQ sspagenameZWD1V
contain more items, like all belts and valve gasket....that makes up for the extra $
also this one
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TIMING-BELT-KIT-95-01-KIA-SPORTAGE-2-0-DOHC-16V-w-W-P_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247QQ categoryZ33625QQihZ013QQitemZ230213710048QQrdZ1QQs spagenameZWD1V
probably the one you are talking about...has the valve gasket.

Par5man
03-06-2008, 08:31 PM
Thanks LMP that is the one I am getting. I noticed that it does have the valve cover gasket with it.. Still seems like a good deal with all you get..

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