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Re: Important FYI for I5 timing belt changes...

> I just replaced my water pump on my 83 ur-q last weekend to get rid of a
> leak and noise at idle.  Well, the new pump got rid of the leak, but the
> noise is still there.  If you find the source of your noise  please let us
> know.

my WP was getting quieter with miles but was still a little noisy. 
Noise seems to be gone but the jury is still out.  (PS the old pump,
when it was good and noisy, was louder than the rest of the car from say
20-30 feet away.  Pretty wierd.)

> I have a hard time accepting the fact that the new pump is noisy, so it
> might have had something to do with the way I refilled the system after the
> job was done
> I believe (now) that you should refill both sides of the thermostat, but I
> only filled the rad side.  This my have caused the wp to overheat and
> damaged it.  Let me know what you find.

I disconnect the top rad. hose and fill from there with a funnel (quite
messy...) because as you note, the block side of the thermostat is
drained and you can't (or at least I can't) fill that side from the
expansion tank.  

Huw Powell


82 Audi Coupe; 84 4kq; 85 Coupe GT