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    [Sep 28, 2012]
    Hi, started car up drove round corner nasty belt noise and a crack and shake, open bonnet and water coming out of front of engine at the bottom under pulleys, any ideas ?????
    water pump ?
    any possible damage , cost etc
    audi a4 3.0 v6 quattro
    Thanks all !
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    water pump bearing collapsed. dont try to start it again!!

    did it cut out or did you turn it off? water pump is driven off the cambelt, hope its not jumped any teeth bending valves etc!!

    get it recovered to a garage.
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    i turned it off, engine was still idling ok, just when i revved it sounded a bit rough, i did stupidly start it again though, didnt sound great then !
    oh dear
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    as long as you turned it off and the engine didnt clatter to a stop on its own it'll be ok.
    a failure of the water pump bearing can drop the tension off the belt and make the belt run out of true. dont start it again!

    cost wise it should be the same as a routine belt/pump replacement.
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    cheers, lets hope alls ok !
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    any updates on this mate?
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    Not yet mate, hoping insurance will pick up bill as it happened after collection from bodyshop after accident,waiting for chief engineer to assess it next week, although he wont be able to start it !
    got some quotes ranging from £650-£1600 !
    thats for a full cambelt kit ,pump etc, will update as i learn more
    cheers
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    if its the water pump thats failed then its unrelated to any accident damage the insurance have paid out for to have fixed.

    £1600 really? at a guess id say 500 ish plus vat for a routine cambelt change.

    is this the quad cam 3.0l v6? make sure however does it has the special tools required.
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    it is the quad cam engine !, costs included recovery, not a job for any old garage then, a lot are shying away or quoting silly prices
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    Well i managed to convince insurance comp to foot the bill for this, a good will gesture they said, thanks !
    Got a passatt 2.0tdi bluemotion aswell on hire, which is actually ok !!!!!
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    Nice work!
    As for the prices. I paid Audi 2 years ago to do my cambelt and water pump on my 2.5 tdi and it cost just over £700
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    Audi wanted £1100 !, dosent bother me though as im not paying !
    Think the insurance comp have taken it to vw audi bromham, good rep i hear
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