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Cast Aluminum Water Pump Kit from USP

DallasDub94

Ready to race!
Any updates on this? Anyone try it. Pretty sure my water pump is shot or something in the coolant system.

Coolant leaked over time, noticed spots on driveway this weekend. Got to school this morning it was maybe a half inch from the bottom of reservoir. 4 hours later it was all out. Had to baby it to nearby vw shop for a top up.

Going to get it checked out friday. Guessing they are going to say water pump.

Get a acrid burning smell after heavy throttle. Also loud whistling noise under throttle, that I think my be the water pump or its belt.
 

TheRickestRick

New member
Any updates on this? Anyone try it. Pretty sure my water pump is shot or something in the coolant system.

Coolant leaked over time, noticed spots on driveway this weekend. Got to school this morning it was maybe a half inch from the bottom of reservoir. 4 hours later it was all out. Had to baby it to nearby vw shop for a top up.

Going to get it checked out friday. Guessing they are going to say water pump.

Get a acrid burning smell after heavy throttle. Also loud whistling noise under throttle, that I think my be the water pump or its belt.
I've looked into it. Actually have an inquiry into USP right now. It looks like this may only be for CCTA engines. The CBFA ones have an electrical connection on the inlet of the water pump. The CCTA does not. From the photos on their site, it appears that USP's pump lacks the requisite connection that CBFA engines have. So, if you have a CCTA, you're in luck and I'd probably go for it.

If you have a CBFA, I would wait. Their design team is looking into it for me. I'll post their reply when I receive one.
 

Tony48

Go Kart Newbie
I've looked into it. Actually have an inquiry into USP right now. It looks like this may only be for CCTA engines. The CBFA ones have an electrical connection on the inlet of the water pump. The CCTA does not. From the photos on their site, it appears that USP's pump lacks the requisite connection that CBFA engines have. So, if you have a CCTA, you're in luck and I'd probably go for it.

If you have a CBFA, I would wait. Their design team is looking into it for me. I'll post their reply when I receive one.
In for info :thumbsup:
 

DallasDub94

Ready to race!
I've looked into it. Actually have an inquiry into USP right now. It looks like this may only be for CCTA engines. The CBFA ones have an electrical connection on the inlet of the water pump. The CCTA does not. From the photos on their site, it appears that USP's pump lacks the requisite connection that CBFA engines have. So, if you have a CCTA, you're in luck and I'd probably go for it.

If you have a CBFA, I would wait. Their design team is looking into it for me. I'll post their reply when I receive one.
Thanks for the update. I'm CCTA. I'll keep this in mind, looks like my pump might be ok for now.
 

Cal2000

Ready to race!
That's one of the main reasons I'm interested. I'm at 76k mi hopefully mine isn't shot but I want a good replacement option.
Agreed. It may be a good bullet proof option for those who want to keep their MK6s for a long time. I’m one of them!
 

zrickety

The Fixer
I'm in for info. It's a good looking part at a fair price. But if the failures are from oil leaking on the gasket as others have said, this wouldn't make a difference. Not sure I believe that though, the o-ring material is oil safe to my knowledge.
 

TheRickestRick

New member
In for info :thumbsup:

I never heard back from them regarding CBFA engines. However, from the photos on their site, I cannot see where they would have a connector for the additional temperature gauge. If I had a CCTA engine, I would jump on this in a heartbeat and never worry about the waterpump again.
 

HYDE161

Go Kart Champion
I never heard back from them regarding CBFA engines. However, from the photos on their site, I cannot see where they would have a connector for the additional temperature gauge. If I had a CCTA engine, I would jump on this in a heartbeat and never worry about the waterpump again.
CCTA here and I'm all over this but they are not going to be in stock until after Feb 4th
 

zrickety

The Fixer

cchase__

Ready to race!
It's ridiculous to think anyone would pay that much. I would hate my car if I didn't do everything myself.
 

Cal2000

Ready to race!
I will most likely do it for peace of mind.

Below is from USP website;

Engine fitment includes CCTA, CAEB, CCTA, CETA, CBFA.

Vehicle Fitment:

Audi A3 8P - 2.0T (2008-2013)
Audi A4 B8/B8.5 - 2.0T (2009-2016)
Audi A5 B8/B8.5 - 2.0T (2010-2017)
Audi A6 C7 - 2.0T (2012-2015)
Audi Q3 - 2.0T (2015-2017)
Audi Q5 - 2.0T (2011-2017)
Audi TT MK2 - 2.0T (2009-2015)
Audi Allroad - B8/B8.5 - 2.0T (2013-2016)
Volkswagen Beetle - 2.0 (2012-2013)
Volkswagen CC - 2.0T (2009-2017)
Volkswagen EOS - 2.0T (2009-2016)
Volkswagen GTI MK5/MK6 - 2.0T (2008-2014)
Volkswagen Golf MK6 - 2.0T (2013)
Volkswagen Jetta MK5/MK6 - 2.0T (2008-2013)
Volkswagen Passat B6 - 2.0T (2008-2010)
Volkswagen Tiguan - 2.0T (2009-2017)
 

jhstl

Passed Driver's Ed
Funny, when describing the install in the video at first, it was described as a fairly complicated install. Then later described as not too hard of an install. :iono:


My GTI has ~89,000 miles on it.. I wonder if I should go ahead and replace this. To my knowledge, the cooling system has never been serviced.


Anyone know how this kit is any different than what urotuning or DAP are offering? https://www.shopdap.com/water-pump-kit-aluminum-for-2-0t-tsi.html
 
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Cal2000

Ready to race!
Funny, when describing the install in the video at first, it was described as a fairly complicated install. Then later described as not too hard of an install. :iono:


My GTI has ~89,000 miles on it.. I wonder if I should go ahead and replace this. To my knowledge, the cooling system has never been serviced.


Anyone know how this kit is any different than what urotuning or DAP are offering? https://www.shopdap.com/water-pump-kit-aluminum-for-2-0t-tsi.html
Not sure which version you have but my understanding is that our water pumps (especially the older versions) are time bombs. I have MY13; mine was replaced with an updated version under warranty @ 12,000 miles; I was thankfully able to limp my way to the dealership when it happened.

The kit from Shopdap looks the same I think?
 

Rolling_GTI

Ready to race!
The only reasons a stock water pump fails is either poor installation, which is more common than you would expect, and over revving the engine.

I don't see any benefits from this other than it will absorb more heat from your engine. plastic is a horrible transferer of heat, and why the OEM housing is plastic.
 

godnf8

Passed Driver's Ed
FCP Euro also offers lifetime warranty on anything you buy from them including wear and tear items. OEM parts that work...
 

necro1234

New member
For those who may be interested in this information, I have a 2012 Mk6 CBFA GTI (CBFA is a royal PITA).

Next water pump just bit the dust so my shop ordered a Graf aluminum water pump since everything says vehicles after 2010 don't have the electrical connector on the pump, well joy in finding out the CBFA motors do...

They kept the vehicle for a week and bolted the aluminum pump up, it threw a CEL as expected...
They checked out the functioning of the new pump without the extra connection over the week and found it was functioning as expected without issue.
They simply coded out the electrical connector for the pump and everything looks to be working as expected.

The shop that did this for me is Alex's Autohaus (https://www.alexsautohaus.com/) in Utah if anyone is interested in doing the same thing or wants to reach out to ask any questions.
 
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