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Old 12-21-2014, 05:36 PM   #15
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he's going off of a different manual
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Old 12-21-2014, 07:01 PM   #16
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But this doesn't help me to bitch about how I'm going to dump vw because it is an unreliable pos.


Seriously thanks for the post ! Looks pretty damn easy.
MaxTDI do the TDI's have the same issue?

I was on the fence about trading in my GTI. Im on its 3rd WP in 22K miles. I just cant afford the loss right now.

One thing that does suck is VW Only provides Roadside Assistance for 3 yrs or 36k miles, even though the WP is covered for 5yrs or 60k miles. SSSOOO Does this mean I am paying for the 100+ mile tow to the nearest VW dealer if the next one fails after 36k?

If it happens to me again? I am getting an attorney and filing Lemon Law.


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Old 12-22-2014, 09:20 AM   #17
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A leaking waterpump doesn't require towing. All it requires is some distilled water until you can reach the dealership.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:01 AM   #18
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:18 PM   #19
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Not necessary to replace the throttle body gasket or bolts?
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Why do the water pump bolts get replaced? The blue loctite or gasket sealer on the end?
They come with dried loctite applied and the new ones always thread better then the reused ones.

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Bentley manual doesn't list them to be replaced.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:35 PM   #20
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Ok, thanks for the clarification. I just take the bolts to the wire wheel and add new loctite.
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Well i did use a breaker bar to snug up that nut instead of a torque wrench.
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my subframe has been out twice without replacing any bolts and I don't have subframe clunks and my world hasn't ended and my car hasn't blown up.

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Old 12-23-2014, 03:05 PM   #21
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A leaking waterpump doesn't require towing. All it requires is some distilled water until you can reach the dealership.
How bad mine was leaking and the fact the closest Dealer was over 100 miles away? Nah Its getting towed. Especially if its on VW's Dime. LEAST THEY CAN DO!!


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Old 12-23-2014, 03:31 PM   #22
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ive driven longer with a leaking waterpump. just stop by a pharmacy and get a gallon of distilled water. should last long enough easily..
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:06 PM   #23
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I am literally in the middle of this right now. I have the new pump and oil cooler union o-rings, but have somehow overlooked the o-ring on that plastic pipe. ECS website doesn't list it under the water pump or lines. Do you have a part number or idea where to find it??

Edit- ECS live help says it's N90365302 (ES#3683). Listed for FSI only but he cross referenced the part number on the pipe. Just a heads up for anybody doing this job.
Looks like this pipe o-ring is 20x3mm, advance auto carries one (dorman) I am going to check it out tomorrow.
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:55 PM   #24
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MaxTDI do the TDI's have the same issue?

I was on the fence about trading in my GTI. Im on its 3rd WP in 22K miles. I just cant afford the loss right now.

One thing that does suck is VW Only provides Roadside Assistance for 3 yrs or 36k miles, even though the WP is covered for 5yrs or 60k miles. SSSOOO Does this mean I am paying for the 100+ mile tow to the nearest VW dealer if the next one fails after 36k?

If it happens to me again? I am getting an attorney and filing Lemon Law.


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Some had issues... mine is fine at 4 years 46k miles for now... But the engine is different to the waterpump is likely to be slightly different as well.

Do note that if you wanted something reliable you should likely go with a japanese car.
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Old 01-08-2015, 03:41 PM   #25
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Don't forget the torque wrench, I could see how the pump might be easily cracked. 6 ft lbs for the bolts. The 20 mm o-ring from Advance does work for the plastic pipe. Set aside more than a couple hours, this was a pain in the ass!! Half of the bolts you can't see and that belt really sucks. Everything is assembled in layers so attention to detail is a must. I could see how this might be a breeze after you've done it a few times.
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Old 01-10-2015, 10:01 AM   #26
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I would like to add that I didn't use any kind of vacuum tool. I could hear air escaping as I filled and let it idle as DBEST said. I squeezed the radiator hoses for good measure. Monitored coolant temp via software and it was steady to 208 degrees. After a couple days of driving it took maybe another 1/4" from the reservoir and all is well.
I think where installs go wrong is not cleaning the mating surface on the block or over tightening the bolts.
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:57 AM   #27
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This DIY helped me out quite a bit when I replaced my water pump a couple weeks ago. I would also like to add that I also did not use the vacuum tool to replace the coolant and have had no problems so far.


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Old 01-16-2016, 07:32 PM   #28
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How much coolant should I expect on my garage floor once I disconnect hoses from the pump? Or should I drain all coolant first?
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