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CAM BELT KIT AND WATER PUMP

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by tdi-man, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. tdi-man
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    tdi-man Well-Known Member

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    [Aug 7, 2011]
    MY WATER PUMP AS TINY LEAK so getting it done soon which is the best to get genuine or none genuine
    also shoukld i get pump with plastic fins or metal ?

    same as the cam belt kit does it matter if genuine or none genuine ?

    thanks
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    Yes used them before fir the bits but have a small leak running
    Down the back of the block so may get a genuine
    Pump
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    General consensus is replace the plastic impeller pump with a metal one to avoid future breakages.

    Most indi's advise that replica parts are made to OEM quality anyway so I wouldnt worry too much about OEM parts. I never have and touch wood, never had am issue.
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    Not sure if it's the case now, but I remember when I changed the water pump in my mk4 Golf, VW only supplied pumps with plastic fins & GSF supplied pumps with metal or plastic fins.
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