[200q20v] Water Pump noises?

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Sun Jan 6 10:30:35 EST 2002

Rod's water pumps have been known to suffer infant mortality.  BTDT.  He
will replace it.  Don't fix it if it ain't broke!


> From: "TM" <t44tq at mindspring.com>
> Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2002 10:22:56 -0500
> To: <s-car-list at yahoogroups.com>, "Quattro List" <quattro at audifans.com>,
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> Subject: [200q20v] Water Pump noises?
> For those of you w/ I-5 20v turbo experience:
> What does a faulty water pump sound like?
> I just had my timing belt changed and now I get this
> whining noise similar to the sound of a turbodiesel big
> rig spooling up its turbo. The noise is dependent on rpm
> and does not sound like the turbo itself. This didn't happen
> before the timing belt and water pump change. I had the
> belt, idler pulley and water pump replaced along with the
> front cam seal and main seal. The parts came from Rod at
> TPC, so I can't imagine getting junk from him- belts were
> Continental, water pump was a German brand with a metal
> impeller.
> Taka
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