Fw: Water pump replacement / longevity
stetina at easy-pages.com
Thu Aug 24 10:17:21 EDT 2000
> I guess I have an odd exception. My 87 5000TQ has about 226,000 miles. I
> have personally done the timing belt twice (124,000 and 186,000). I
> have_never_changed my water pump and all I can say is it still works fine
> and doesn't leak. !!!! I moved it as little as absolutely necessary
> time I've done the work and I feel this technique has obviously worked
> (well for me anyway).
> One can't imagine that the actual "pump" is worn out in 62,000 miles ! Is
> this an Audi or a Ford Excrement, ah excuse me, I mean Escort.
> Joel 87 5000Tq, 90 200TQ wreck, 91 200TQA20v, 79 323i
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <isham-research.freeserve.co.uk at pop.pol.net.uk>;
> <quk at isham-research.freeserve.co.uk>
> To: <quattro at audifans.com>
> Sent: Monday, August 21, 2000 12:00 AM
> Subject: Water pump replacement
> > One of our members recently took his car to a specialist dealer and
> > asked for the timing belt and water pump to be changed.
> > He was advised that it wasn't necessary for the water pump to be done
> > at the same time, and that this particular (specialist, remember)
> > dealer never did it.
> > He acceded, and allowed the work to be done without the pump being
> > changed.
> > Within two weeks, he had a serious water leak from the front of the
> > engine that proved to come from the pump. He took the car back and
> > was told, among other things, that the water pump hadn't been disturbed
> > during the timing belt change. He was charged another three hours
> > labour to change the pump.
> > He's not very happy. Has anyone else heard of this kind of thing?
> > An exchange water pump costs about GBP21 here - $30 plus VAT. IMO it
> > has to come off to clean the mating surfaces prior to adjusting
> > the belt - you need a new O-ring anyway, so what's the point in
> > refitting the old one? The dealer is saying that the pump wasn't
> > disturbed - surely this also means the belt wasn't adjusted after
> > fitting?
> > --
> > Phil Payne
> > UK Audi quattro Owners Club
> > Phone: 07785 302803 Fax: 07785 309674
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