2015 SHO Water Pump

Discussion in 'Generation 4 - Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by SeanB, Feb 23, 2021.

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    Hi all. I came to my SHO after aging out of a turbo Subaru. My SHO is at the dealer today for a couple of things, but they found a leaky water pump that it seems they are replacing. On my Subaru 2.5t, the water pump was no biggie, just hanging out there waiting for replacement. But, I see on an SHO, it's internal, timing chain driven. That can't be good.

    This is warranty work, but I am curious how much replacing the water pump costs on the 3.5 Ecoboost?
     
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    I've heard $1400. I'll stick to gen1s!
     
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    How many miles on your sho?
     
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    Prices are all over the map but it is very expensive. I've seen numbers like Dan's above and higher posted in threads.
     
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    How bad is a pump install? Drop the engine or is there enough room on the side with the wheel off and all? I switched my new engine over to the yellow coolant. Ford insists it will protect the water pump from corrosion and make it last longer.
     
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    I've actually never seen yellow coolant. I'll be using whatever the Ford dealership puts in after the pump replacement.
     
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    They can do it with the engine still in the car.
     
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    Nice. Ive been asking for their mileage when these threads come up so i can see what the average lifespan is on them before they start leaking. I may just do mine as preventative myself at the 70k mark, probably 15 years from now lol
     
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    Double-jointed mechanics? ;)
     
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    It seems that they start failing at 60K from what I see. Anything after 60K is a shot in the dark.
     
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    Im sure its doable. Just wont be fun at all. Dag gum sideways ass motors. See why the explorer went to a normal time motor way.
    Should be like the 70s again. Pull out the radiators and grill. Sit on the bumper doing the timing chain...
     
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    Which Taurus was that? ;)
     
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    I retract my ill do the timing job myself post. Ill pay some poor sap to do it. I come home, look quick....yea f#$% that lol

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    I fully intend to be pro-active and have this job done at 80k miles. If the pump lets go, it can turn a 1400 dollar job into a far more expensive one.
     
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    Ford is a big company with big company lawyers. Fighting that is an uphill battle from the get-go.
     
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    I don’t want to “like” this because it’s bullshit, you guys with the Yamaha V8 have an incredible engine with absolute shit quality control throughout the rest of the vehicle. It’s really too bad the blue oval didn’t back you guys and make it right.
     

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