Haven't been on the forum in a while but back in an Audi now in the shape of a '56 plate A3 1.9 TDi Sportback.
One of the stipulations when I bought it from the garage was the timing belt, tensioners and water pump where changed as it's just done 80k and has not previously been done. I picked it up at the weekend after the work was done by a specialist in Glasgow. After checking my reciept for the work today it only mentions the belt and tensioners, no pump. Strange, I thought, so a quick double check by phoning them won't go amiss. I was told the water pump was not changed because it showed no signs of free play or leaking. Can anyone confirm or deny this to be the correct action?
I ask as I previously owned a '00 Golf 110bhp TDI that I had the pump done on at the same time as the belt and tensioners. However this, I believe, was because of the plastic impeller on the original wearing down and possibly failing so it was upgraded to a metal impeller. Could it be that my A3 has a metal impeller as standard and/or is checking it as mentioned above ok even if it is plastic?