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    Any car people out there???

    ok so ive got a cheaky chinto 96' sporting ...... its got a slightly leakign water pumo (not much but the tank emptys in say 1 - 2 days how long before it would completly fail roughly (say 10 / 20 miles a day) ???? had one fail on a punto so i know once there gone there gone but i was quoted £200!!! to get new one and a timing belt at same time brought the car for £380 about 2 months ago doesnt realy seem woth it?

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    How many miles has it done and has it had a timing belt done before?
    To be honest you are as well getting it done while they are in there, unless its been done recently.

    Original Poster

    well he told me as they have to take it off the might as well do it but i pretty sure it was done about 5,000 miles ago

    jackt010;8016143

    well he told me as they have to take it off the might as well do it but i … well he told me as they have to take it off the might as well do it but i pretty sure it was done about 5,000 miles ago



    If you are sure its been done 5,000 miles ago then I would leave it.
    Should last about 30,000 to 40,000 miles

    Original Poster

    yh looks newish as well thick rubber etc

    if they have to take the am/timing belt off to change the pump (i expect they do) then the timing needs to be done.

    Original Poster

    mugglesquop;8016274

    if they have to take the am/timing belt off to change the pump (i expect … if they have to take the am/timing belt off to change the pump (i expect they do) then the timing needs to be done.



    they have to take of the timming but as its newish surly it doesnt HAVE to be done got a quote without new belt for 160 another gargae say the will give me quote but dont rec not changing belt (personally beacuse it will make them £80 richer)

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    whatsThePoint;8016402

    sell the car on ebay and get a new one, it might come with a cheaper … sell the car on ebay and get a new one, it might come with a cheaper problem to solve



    cant sell as its obv that the pump leaks after u finish driving u can seek the drips

    Cinquecento Sporting Water Pump Replacement guide here. Any good?

    fiatforum.com/cin…tml

    I'd do it myself if I were you using the guide but all depends on what tools you have and if you do DIY mechanics.

    Re-use the timing belt and coolant and all you have to get is a new water pump which looking at eBay quickly would only be £20 maximum and that's for a genuine FIAT one.
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