The water pump in my 987 detonated at close to 90,000 km due to the shaft snapping. Googling this I’ve discovered others with this experience, or tension pulley shafts snapping. There is debate but not agreement on ‘preventative maintenance,’ i.e. fitting a new water pump. It’s said some fail at low kms, some just keep on pumping.
Let’s share experiences with components that wear out – despite not rating mention In the maintenance/inspection schedules we’re supposed to follow.
If enough SIG members contribute, it’ll help fellow SIG members plan (and budget) to keep our cars on the road, off flatbed tow vehicles.