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    Water Pump

    Hi all,

    Had the cam-belt changed on my Golf SV yesterday at a local dealer.

    I opted for the Cam Belt and Water Pump (as they have taken it apart, may as well have the water pump changed) but I was told when I went to pick the car up that the water pump on my engine is on the passenger side (the opposite side to the cam belt).

    I have had a look around the engine and cannot see any pulley wheels, etc, for a belt to connect to the water pump, so can only assume it is an electric pump, which I have not heard of before.

    Can anyone confirm this?

    I asked when the water pump would need replacing and was told basically when it starts to leak! And that it would cost around 350.00 to replace. So upside - saved myself 50.00 on cam belt change not having to have the water pump changed...downside - water pump is going to cost a lot to change when it needs doing!
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    Yes it is a bit of an odd design, driven off the back of the cam by its own belt and it also has an electric pump primarily to support the charge air cooler.
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    VW dealers are obviously primed to try to sell you a new water pump as they also asked me if I wanted a new one fitted when they changed my cambelt. But I declined it as I was told a failure would be covered under an extended warranty anyway.

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    Recommending changing the water pump is not upselling and if the water pump collapses and takes out the engine, that may not be covered, at least in full. I would check the warranty information for wear and tear water pump failure with consequential damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasher View Post
    Recommending changing the water pump is not upselling and if the water pump collapses and takes out the engine, that may not be covered, at least in full. I would check the warranty information for wear and tear water pump failure with consequential damage.
    Hi Crasher, in your experience, when is the best time to change the water pump on these engines where they are "separate" from the cam-belt change process?
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    When it leaks. The EA888 chain drive 1.8/2.0 litre engine uses a similar system and the pumps are very unreliable; last summer we could not get them anywhere genuine or aftermarket there was such a demand.
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