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News   July 8, 2014   by CARS Magazine

Gates Electric Water Pump

OE manufacturers are moving towards electric water pumps in many hybrid and turbo applications. There are several reasons for this change, including: Electric water pumps are driven off electricity instead of loadbearing belt drives, improving...


OE manufacturers are moving towards electric water pumps in many hybrid and turbo applications. There are several reasons for this change, including: Electric water pumps are driven off electricity instead of loadbearing belt drives, improving fuel economy; digital sensors monitor coolant flow and activate when the system is in need of cooling; and electric water pumps provide more efficient sectional cooling around the engine, hybrid and electric batteries, turbos and heating systems

However, just because the water pumps are electric doesn’t mean they are invincible.

Contamination can still affect the water pump, so be sure to properly flush the entire system of all contaminants using the Gates PowerClean Flush Tool (# 91002) prior to installing the new pump.

The initial Gates launch of electric water pumps includes 12 part numbers covering 4.8 million vehicles in operation in North America, from model years 2006 to 2013.  An additional seven pumps will be launched later this year.


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