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Electric cooling pump option

My Bosch electrical cooling pump recently died on me. Installed my spare and all is we. Looking online I notice Toyota Prius cooling pumps are pretty inexpensive, has anyone tried on in their fresh water system? Thinking of buying a couple as it has a nice waterproof power plug and can be swapped out pretty quickly.
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These pumps cool the inverter, not the entire engine. I have no idea if they can move enough fluid to cool an A4.
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Suggest you speak with Indigo, if you haven't already.

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Gary, early on I was attracted to a pump used for Mustang supercharger intercoolers. I looked for specifications all over the internet without success but concluded if it worked for that application it would work for ours. The $59 price tag was the hook.

Here's how well that experiment went:
http://www.moyermarineforum.com/foru...80&postcount=1
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Bosch

We have the Bosch that Indigo sells: it's been fine so far, but that's after just a couple of short seasons. How did yours fail? How long did it work? Any idea why it failed?

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Agree, great advice. Tom is wealth of knowledge on the various options for cooling pumps, that may border on OCD. ;^)

I have one of his johnson pumps and no problems for over 3 years. He does have a new pump he is recommending, BLDC that is brushless.
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