I didn’t take a picture, because I was bitter, but I put a 90$ Motorcraft water pump in. Actually my buddy Daryl did it in 20 min with some rubics cube magic. I was absolutely planning on dropping the motor 6” but he rotated the pump in the housing and then another 90 degrees and it dropped out 🤯.
My 2.5 year old water pump still looked brand new. The milling marks were still on the metal impeller. What failed was the bearing, which ate the shaft seal, AND the freeze plug was weeping. 🤬
I even installed a knurled bushing type metal impeller and just replaced it with a non knurled plastic impeller one 😑
I did 100 miles right after and all is well again.