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Yet another cambelt question

richh Sep 19, 2008

  1. richh

    richh New Member

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    It's coming up to cambelt change time - again, up to 152,000 miles now.
    The question is - should I get the water pump changed again, it was replaced with the last belt change, at about 80,000.
    Car is 1.8T.

    Thanks in advance.

    Rich
     
  2. Awesome_Andy

    Awesome_Andy New Member

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    I would definately recommend it :yes:
     
  3. abdus

    abdus Top Gear VCDS Map User

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    yes
     
  4. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Yup.
     
  5. Clach

    Clach A3 - 1.8Ts

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    yes, no question.
     
  6. S3 NIK

    S3 NIK Member

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    It's a no brainer, do it while the bits are off anyway.
    Nik.
     
  7. HTC

    HTC Active Member

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    Question is, what was the pump replaced with? One having a metal impellor?
     
  8. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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    I would say do it, might as well while you got everything else off...also not worth the risk.
     
  9. richh

    richh New Member

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    Thanks for the replies - looks like a unanimous YES.

    HTC - I was wondering same thing - if it was replaced with a metal one, does that mean I can leave it until the next belt change at 200,000!

    Cheers Rich
     
  10. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Water pump is £25 quid max for the part, you will need some new G12 coolant which is around 5 quid a bottle, and you need 2 of these, it's a no brainer to replace these parts during the cambelt change, unless your mechanic wants an extra £50+ for labour. Get him to check the cam cover gasket to see if theres anything leaking from the cambelt side whilst he's at it, I had to get mine changed(Car was on around 50k miles at the time), but I did it myself.
     

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