[Vwdiesel] thermostat & water pump sources?
val at swamps.roc.ny.us
Fri Mar 28 12:19:50 EST 2003
There are at least three pump housings which could be on a
NA Jetta. Mine, with PS and AC, required the most obscure and
> Is this a Jetta? I thought all the coolant pumps were
> the same for A-2s. I paid about $35 for the pump half
> and about $50, or so for the complete pump. Got them
> from Olympic Import Parts (they ship UPS).
> --- Val Christian <val at swamps.roc.ny.us> wrote:
> > On my 91, I found OEM quality thermostats at Euclid
> > Foreign Auto, a regional
> > speciality shop. I think I paid something like $9.
> > The vendor name
> > started with "W", and the thermostat was identical
> > to the one the
> > car shipped with. Regarding the waterpump, they
> > were unable to help
> > me. Several pumps were ordered, and none were
> > right. $170 at the
> > local dealer fixed that. 6 mo warranty.
> > I've told the story here before about the Stant
> > thermostat that fell
> > apart, causing impeller blockage. To date, I do not
> > have that
> > vehicle back on the road. Avoid cheap thermostats.
> > Good luck.
> > Val
> > >
> > > Our discussions of replacement thermostat and
> > water pump quality issues
> > > led to a bunch of blank looks when I made the
> > rounds of the FLAPS. I
> > > stopped by the nearest dealer today to check their
> > price and was shocked and
> > > appalled. (The counter man seemed a little
> > embarrassed and added that "they
> > > come with a 12 month warranty.")
> > > Has anyone had any experience with an online
> > source for true OEM spec
> > > thermostats that open and close when they're
> > supposed to and water pumps
> > > with the good impellers?
> > > TIA
> > > Scott Kair
> > > 92 Jetta ECO
> > >
> > >
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