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Bad times S3 Overheating

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by gonzorock, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. gonzorock
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    [Jun 22, 2010]
    Was driving in this great sunshine last week and all of a sudden the temp gauge maxed out red warning sign on dash. Have done a bit of researtch and been told it's the water pump so am looking to get a metal one has apparently there better than the stock Audi plastic one. Where online is the best place to buy one? also which make is the most reliable?

    Thanks!
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    [Jun 22, 2010]
    you may as well get the cam belt done as well £350 all in @ Jabba (pump, belt & tensioners)
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    I have the same problem & tallied up all the parts from here at £150, that was pump, cambelt kit & aux belt.
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    Yep cambelt time !, Had this on my last car it wen't at 40k!!. But there is no point in changing one without the other.
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    [Jun 23, 2010]
    Cheers for the info!! just got her booked in at euro performance Ltd in South Wales £275 all in. Has anyone used them before?
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    [Jun 23, 2010]
    what do they renew for £275?
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I'm paying £422 (all in) this weekend to have cambelt, water pump, and tensioner done!
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    [Jun 23, 2010]
    ideally you want them to make sure the guide rollers are changed to as when they die they sound horrible
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    What comes in a usual Cambelt kit? Do you normally have to ask the the guide rollers to be changed seperately or is that part of the kit? If not I'll try and get them added to the job.
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    [Jun 23, 2010]
    some kits include them, some dont.

    when i had the S4 i called audi (out of curiosity) to see what the price was and what they actually carried out. they quoted me £xxx but that literally covered labour and the belt. you had to specify the other bits you wished to change

    not all places will change the tensioner or the other rollers that guide the belt, so you have to ask whether all those parts are included. when a guide/roller/idler (so many names for the same thing) goes thats when you hear cars that make whirring sounds on idle etc
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    Cheers matt. I have already confirmed that the tensioner, belt, and water pump will be done so I'll find out of the rolers are included.
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    I have just had it confirmed that the rollers are part of the job for £422 :yes:

    Apparently the tensioner isn't always included in the kits so its best to check
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    [Jun 23, 2010]
    This can be a minefield as Matt has mentioned. Always make sure they include everything in the price quoted, including the metal impellor version of the water pump.
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    and for the sake of £10 id get a new aux belt on there. on the a3 engine it looks well grotty when you look under there and the aux belt is all perished etc

    and whilst youre there you might as well change the aux belt tensioner roller

    ad infinitum!!

    thats how/why i spend so much on car stuff because i have the "whilst im there" attitude and do everything.
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    [Jun 23, 2010]
    Bloody he'll matt stop giving me more things to get done!
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    [Jun 23, 2010]
    i know, its so bad!

    remember "only fools and horses" and triggers broom? haha thats my old golf, but then it hasnt made it to 225k miles by neglecting it ;)
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    yep, i remember that 1

    I've had this broom since i started, done me proud, 10 new handles and 5 new heads...... or something like that
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    :lmfao:

    I LOVE that programme.
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