[A4] Timing belt/water pump question

aaron... jungle at hickorytech.net
Mon Jan 22 18:39:32 EST 2007

It has been a long time since I did mine...but goto a good german part 
shop and order up the metal h20 to motor gasket.  I am sure the one that 
came w/ your kit is fine.  I know the early ones had issues....but for 
another $15 it might be worth it to not have to go in there for anther 60k.

Andy Lewis wrote:
> Hey Guys
> In the middle of my timing belt swap.  Needed to ask a
> question.  The new water pump I have is from
> Meyle--and came with a new gasket and two new rubber
> o-rings.  First off--the gasket is not the
> metal/rubber gasket that came off the car--but a all
> non-metal gasket--is that a problem--or should I just
> stick it in there and use it?  Also, like I said, the
> Meyle kit has two rubber o-rings that look like they
> would be the right size to fit around the back of the
> water pump impellar-between the spinning impellar and
> the engine side of the water pump housing--to make a
> better seal, however, when I pulled the old water
> pump--it had no rubber o-rings in there--what should I
> do with these new o-rings???
> Thanks in advance.
> Andy
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Aaron J. Jongbloedt
Sabis Educational Systems Network Administrator
It is better to wear out than it is to rust out.

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