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Water pump query

Post by C 20 CCO » Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:06 am

Hi,

I may have the original water pump still attached, and it’s just started grumbling. My mileage is 143k it is going to be changed, but how much longer do they last?

Now, am I better off trying the VW parts department to see if they still stock this part, or can anyone recommend a good quality replacement manufactured part.

Anyone know who the original manufacturer supplier was?
If this has lasted all that time, I would be interested in good quality over cost.

Cheers 👍🏻


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Dave.

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Re: Water pump query

Post by C 20 CCO » Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:57 pm

Bit of an update…. After failing mot on trivial issues I elected to ring TPS in Blackburn to see if they had an original water pump. They have but it can only be sold to trade customers only. So my car is booked in with the mot garage for rectifying the failures, and the pump can be done at the same time.

I was quoted a pump price of around £60-£70, so we’ll see when it goes in next Thursday.

I’ll update accordingly.


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Dave.

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Previously owned: 1984 1.6 CL in alpine white; 1986 1.6 GT in met light blue over black body kit; 1990 1.8 GT2 in silver.
Currently: 1991 GT2 in Pearl green metallic.

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Re: Water pump query

Post by mark1gls » Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:38 pm

I hope the water pump is the complete unit for that price not just the motor part as to split the unit can be a problem as the bolts rust on place.

1/2 water pump
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173658985670 ... SwJQBfPnkK

Complete unit
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174178104310 ... Sw8nVg5iaj

My water pump on the Mk1 Golf did last 270,000 miles before it needed changing :-D


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Re: Water pump query

Post by mark1gls » Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:39 pm

Make sure they fit a new thermostat when changing the water pump.


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Re: Water pump query

Post by C 20 CCO » Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:58 pm

I think it is the full pump including the housing, but I’ll check, thanks. I did change the thermostat last year, I didn’t do the pump as it wasn’t showing signs of wear…. Typical. 270K wow that’s great engineering for you.


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Dave.

To be old and wise......
You must first be young and stupid!

Previously owned: 1984 1.6 CL in alpine white; 1986 1.6 GT in met light blue over black body kit; 1990 1.8 GT2 in silver.
Currently: 1991 GT2 in Pearl green metallic.

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Re: Water pump query

Post by hiltow » Sat Sep 04, 2021 10:50 pm

The genuine VW water pump I bought a few years ago was the full pump, so you should be okay.

Worth checking, but I think the pump is an exchange part, so you should receive a part refund if you return the old pump.



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Re: Water pump query

Post by C 20 CCO » Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:07 pm

Thank you Hiltow , absolutely worth knowing 👍🏻.


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Dave.

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You must first be young and stupid!

Previously owned: 1984 1.6 CL in alpine white; 1986 1.6 GT in met light blue over black body kit; 1990 1.8 GT2 in silver.
Currently: 1991 GT2 in Pearl green metallic.