5ktq Water pump R&R???

Tony Hoffman tfh400036 at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 16 00:01:28 EST 2004

Don't know what I'm missing, but I didn't pull any of the front end on a job I just did. I did the front seals, water pump, timing belt, thermostat (removed the radiator for that), and a few of the coolant hoses. I just pulled the front covers off, and went to town.
Tony Hoffman

Kneale Brownson <knotnook at traverse.com> wrote:
You basically have to do the timing belt to get the water pump out and back
in, Bernard. I'd do all of it over--tensioner and belt--just so everything
is at the same age/mileage. You'd have to take off the bumper cover,
intercooler, TB cover, TB, crank pulley, TB compartment back cover
(unless you want to "hack" the pump removal by "flexing" that sheetmetal), etc.

At 05:26 PM 12/15/2004 -0800, Bernard Littau wrote:
>I need to do my water pump, but not the timing belt or tensioner, on
>my '88 5ktq MC engine.
>Can this reasonably be done without pulling much of the front of the car
>I'm on my second timing belt, so I've done the remove bumper,
>intercooler and center section path several times.
>[I did my HVAC blower motor last winter, and had drained the coolant. 
>After I finished the blower motor I did a quick refill with water to
>test that job, then left the car for some further work and got caught
>in a freeze, the water pump has been compromised ever since.]
>Bernard Littau
>Woodinville, WA
>'88 5ktq
>quattro mailing list
>quattro at audifans.com

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