4th Apr 2019, 13:14

"80k max"? Had many vehicles where I never touched a water pump. Did replace the original on one of my Lincolns at 225k.

5th Apr 2019, 01:07

A water pump is only "routine maintenance" IF it operates off the timing belt, in which case it would make sense to replace it at the timing belt change.

Otherwise, it should not require replacement if it is continuing to function normally.