Coolant Leak & Engine Overheating on Oldsmobile Cutlass

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.

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Average mileage: 163,500 (130,000–197,000)
3 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999
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1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass 197,000 mi,
I've had the waterpump replaced twice. periodically the car will overheat, and then dump a load of coolant. i fill it up, and it acts like normal for a while. then once again, repeats the coolant loss. no leaks, just dumps coolant, and then it's fine for a bit.
I've had this problem twice in the life of the car. I have it in for a tune up and the mechanic recommends I change the water pump.