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Old 09-26-2017, 04:58 PM   #309
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I am very interested in finding out it they are going to refund me $861 bucks for replacing my water pump just last month for a coolant leak at the water pump. Please keep the thread going on this recall issue if its true. I keep all my receipts.

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Old 09-26-2017, 05:13 PM   #310
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I am very interested in finding out it they are going to refund me $861 bucks for replacing my water pump just last month for a coolant leak at the water pump. Please keep the thread going on this recall issue if its true. I keep all my receipts.

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Do you have a cbfa engine code?
Pm me your vin and I can check for you.
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Old 09-26-2017, 07:58 PM   #311
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Lucky you Hella, you are still under warranty for that job. I guess I was lucky to make it to 70K for my leak at the pump. There is always a reason for things to fail. So, I did some research for the coolant mixture ratio to see what its all about. I live in a warm climate so people don't pay that much attention with the coolant ratio, all they know is the boiling point, its under pressure so the boil point is higher. When I speak to the Service Writer about it, he says to just use it straight (Wrong). By reading the repair manual that is incorrect thinking. The correct mixture ratio prevents freezing and corrosion & calcium deposits (Hence damage to seals, parts & leaks) and the boiling point will be raised. Because of its higher boiling point, the coolant contributes to engine reliability under heavy engine loads, particularly in countries with tropical climates. So, don't let these mechanic and service writes fling-flang you into believing coolant ratios is not necessary.
Warm climates 50% coolant, and for colder climates 40% (its good to -13 deg) Hope I got it right.
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Old 09-26-2017, 08:05 PM   #312
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Lucky you Hella, you are still under warranty for that job. I guess I was lucky to make it to 70K for my leak at the pump. There is always a reason for things to fail. So, I did some research for the coolant mixture ratio to see what its all about. I live in a warm climate so people don't pay that much attention with the coolant ratio, all they know is the boiling point, its under pressure so the boil point is higher. When I speak to the Service Writer about it, he says to just use it straight (Wrong). By reading the repair manual that is incorrect thinking. The correct mixture ratio prevents freezing and corrosion & calcium deposits (Hence damage to seals, parts & leaks) and the boiling point will be raised. Because of its higher boiling point, the coolant contributes to engine reliability under heavy engine loads, particularly in countries with tropical climates. So, don't let these mechanic and service writes fling-flang you into believing coolant ratios is not necessary.
Warm climates 50% coolant, and for colder climates 40% (its good to -13 deg) Hope I got it right.
Hope this was helpful
g12/13 with 50/50 mix of distilled water is ideal for warm climates.
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Old 09-26-2017, 08:07 PM   #313
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Do you have a cbfa engine code?
Pm me your vin and I can check for you.
I never saw any engine code for my leak, it was detected while they were investigating a oil leak coming from the rear engine seal and they did a pressure test to see if it held pleasure for (I think as a rule 2 minutes) Frankly I never saw any lost of coolant or codes or low warn lights.

Thanks jettaglis for the offer to check for cbfa engine code

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Old 09-27-2017, 09:12 AM   #314
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I never saw any engine code for my leak, it was detected while they were investigating a oil leak coming from the rear engine seal and they did a pressure test to see if it held pleasure for (I think as a rule 2 minutes) Frankly I never saw any lost of coolant or codes or low warn lights.

Thanks jettaglis for the offer to check for cbfa engine code
What I was referring to was the engine code cbfa had the recall for the water pumps not on the ccta engine codes though. A lot of time the water pump leaks occurs from oil collecting at the centering dowel at the top of the water pump. The cam cage leaks perfectly into it, swelling the seal causing the leak- I've even seen the water pumps cracked in that location as a result. If you had an oil leak from the rear main or wherever I would though a new pcv valve on there even if it checks ok.
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Old 09-27-2017, 11:49 AM   #315
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I am very interested in finding out it they are going to refund me $861 bucks for replacing my water pump just last month for a coolant leak at the water pump. Please keep the thread going on this recall issue if its true. I keep all my receipts.

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you paid that much for a water pump replacement? WOW...talk about being ripped off.
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Old 10-01-2017, 01:57 PM   #316
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My my pump replaced in May 2015 on my 2014 GTI at 23k miles. Replaced a -BB unite with a -BG unit. Now at 45k miles and occasionally smell that sickly sweet coolant odor outside the car when getting out. I keep checking the coolant level but it's staying at full. Hope it's not about to dump again. Due for an oil change soon so I'll have it looked over for a leak then.
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:19 AM   #317
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Do you have a cbfa engine code?
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I'm not sure on the engine code it was hard enough to find my chasis code for scanners (VCDS). But i checked with the VW recall people and other than intake manifold & injector pump extended waranty on those item till 2021 or 120 miles. But not on the coolant pump
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Old 10-21-2017, 06:52 PM   #318
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I've gone through about 10 pages or so and can't seem to find a definitive answer, but is there any reason why the 2010's weren't covered under this extended warranty? I've never been able to understand that.
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Old 11-06-2017, 03:48 PM   #319
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I've gone through about 10 pages or so and can't seem to find a definitive answer, but is there any reason why the 2010's weren't covered under this extended warranty? I've never been able to understand that.
Yes indeed, i don't think i ever read anybody having issues with the 2010 model year... seems like the 2010 year has no issues with it's water pump, I wonder what the difference is?

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