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Old 05-08-2014, 12:01 PM   #43
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good stuff. i regret not cleaning my valves while i had the manifold off.
You were a lazy bone. Admit it man. LOL
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:05 PM   #44
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i know ): i had the stuff at home but waiting for it to soak and scrub etc. didn't seem appealing at the time. i just wanted it back together.
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:18 PM   #45
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I let the carb/choke cleaner set for about 5-7minutes on each chamber before scrubbing them. They weren't as bad as those I have seen from other's pics online. Then again, for the past month and half, I have been using ethanol free gasoline. I believe that has helped a bit with minimzing carbon buildup.
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Old 09-01-2014, 06:02 PM   #46
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I want to replace my water pump this week too.
So as much as I got it, the only things that I would need are:

* water pump
* 06H121131C -- union seal (between engine oil cooler and w/p)

* 06H121605E --- water pump belt
* (2) bolts that surround the engine coolant temp sensor

is that all ? Or I missed anything ?

Do I have to have any kind of special tools? I heard that I may need #10 triple square. ( When I replaced my rotors I had to have #14 triple square, and I couldn't find it for 4 hours. Checked all local auto stores) This time I want to prepare properly. If any one could make a list of all possible parts and tools that I may need for the installation. I would be very appreciate. It would be very helpful ! Thank you!!!
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Old 09-01-2014, 08:59 PM   #47
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The only things i replaced were the water pump and the union. You don't necessarily need to replace the belt or the 2 bolts from my experience. Also have some G12 coolant and distilled water ready to top off the reservoir.

The last time I did it, all i used were torx bits and a box wrench. I removed the throttle body pipe and disconnected the secondary electric pump to move it out of the way for more room. then they are all either t25 or t30 torx bolts on the water pump. From what I remember, every bolt was the same (water pump, water pump cover, coolant hoses). If you want to remove the manifold it wouldn't hurt and gives you a chance to clean your valves as well, but it's not necessary.
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:40 PM   #48
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kern417, all the screws/bolts were T25 except for the long bolt at bottom of the intake manifold bracket. It's a T30 Torx.
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Good DIY thx for the write up!
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:54 AM   #50
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kern417, all the screws/bolts were T25 except for the long bolt at bottom of the intake manifold bracket. It's a T30 Torx.
there ya go, thanks buddy
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Old 09-02-2014, 03:20 PM   #51
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thanks, very appreciate !
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:57 PM   #52
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One thing to mention. What I found interesting is if you shop at dealer online store then prices are much lower than if you would buy the same parts from actual dealer store. So I would recommend to shop online and do store pick-up. For example:
COOL.ADD. g013a8j1g MSRP: $24.33 (EA) Online Price: $17.81
In case of water pump difference is much higher $209/$306
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:56 PM   #53
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i don't think anyone on here goes to the dealer before shopping online lol
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:22 PM   #54
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i don't think anyone on here goes to the dealer before shopping online lol
Could be ) But my main point wasn't about online shopping. My point was about buying from online dealer store, and pick it up in store. People usually saying that parts from dealership is very expensive, and I opened for my self that it's not really true. I guess it's little bit off topic. Just wanted to share my personal experience. Would try to replace my water pump tomorrow. I hope I would be able to do it in one day.
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:01 PM   #55
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yeah gotcha. i buy all my parts from getvwparts.com unless i find a cheaper part somewhere else. at my local dealer, their online prices are the same prices you'd get at the parts counter.
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