Is my water pump going bad? ok having issues with my civic over heating. really bums me out. running good for a year at 14lbs. broke 13sec barrier and now little things go wrong making me frustrated. temp gauge reaches 3/4 mark when driving at highway speeds (usually after an hour it starts acting up). once i slow down to a stop or city speed it will go all the way up. increase the rpms it goes back down but as soon as i let off it goes right back up. bled coolant for air leaks no change. replaced thermostat no change. next step would be the water pump right? new pump was installed last summer with the turbo build and i refuse to belive that it could be going bad already but maybe i am wrong. anything i could have missed or is it time for a water pump already?