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    Quote Originally Posted by SadClouds View Post
    Thanks. I will probably change all belts at the same time, just to be on the safe side.
    Are you changing the timing belt or is someone else?

    What is the engine code of the data sticker? Data Sticker/Options Sticker and Engine Codes

    I have loads of timing belt changes from ElsaWin.
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    I don't have the tools nor the experience to do this job myself. I will take it to VW garage and ask them to change all the belts. Engine code seems to be CRBC.
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    Manufacturer: VW, Date(s) Used: 08/2012-03/2017, Model: Golf/Variant/4Motion, Engine Code: CRBC, 110Kw, 150PS, 2.0 Ltr, 4 Cyls, Remarks: Turbocharged Direct Injection Common Rail (TDI-CR) Timing belt
    Manufacturer: VW, Date(s) Used: 11/2016-, Model: Golf/Variant/4Motion/R32, Engine Code: CRBC, 110Kw, 150PS, 2.0 Ltr, 4 Cyls, Remarks: Turbocharged Direct Injection Common Rail (TDI-CR) Timing belt
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    OK, so went to a local VW dealer to find out the cost of timing belt + water pump change. Here is what I was told:

    - We don't normally recommend changing water pump on VW Golf Mk7 because it is quite expensive.
    - If you want timing belt changes, total cost is 494.
    - If you want timing belt and water pump changed, total cost is 750. That's 250 just for the water pump? WTF?

    So I asked him what's the deal with water pump and why is it so expensive. I was told the water pump is electronic, it costs more and takes much longer to change it.

    Something doesn't smell right here. I know 750 is too steep, since another VW dealer just quoted me 450 for timing belt and water pump.

    Can anyone suggest why they made such a fuss about the water pump? What is so special about electronic pumps? Do they really cost 300 to change?
    Last edited by SadClouds; 10-09-19 at 21:51.
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    Sounds like your local dealer doesn't want the job! Any reasons you're not just going back to the 450 dealer??

    (I've got the same problem coming up next February, assuming I haven't changed my SV by then!)
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    Yes I booked the car for 450 timing belt + water pump change, but would like to find out why there is such a big price difference between two official VW dealers. Parts and labour should be similar, would be useful if somebody on this forum could elaborate on what type of water pump is fitted to my car. Apparently the reason for such high cost is because of the "special" electronic water pump, so they would have to drain the system, fit water pump, pressurise it and run diagnostics, etc. But I don't understand why the other VW dealer are not making such a big deal out of it and charging me 300 less. I suspect all VW Golf Mk7 are fitted with electronic water pumps, this is probably the norm these days and there is nothing special about it. Some garages tell their customers all sorts of tall tales in order to hike up their prices.
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    There are often 3 water pumps, two fully electric and one electro mechanically controlled but driven by the timing belt. Make sure they check to see if the front crank oil seal is leaking, it s a common issue and ruins the belt.
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    Thanks for the info Crasher. I assume only one pump gets changes, i.e. the one driven by timing belt, the other 2 pumps are normally not touched? Also, if the front crank oil seal is leaking, how much effort is it to replace it? Is it quite simple, or does it need draining oil and taking the engine apart?
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    It is a medium sized job to change, the seal is an integral part of the plastic housing so you have to fit the 79.85 updated housing but painfully this means removing the sump and so the job takes a few hours plus there is good room for a cockup if the sealing of the sump is botched.
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