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#1 livingez_123

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 05:12 PM

I replaced my water pump before I had my last surgery in April. I have been smelling coolant for over a month now so I decided to take a look. No surprise when I looked under the car and found the trail of dried coolant. I've had to top up my fluid level twice in as many weeks. Not sure if I will be driving it up for SOTM.

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 06:25 AM

Wow, I got over 100k on my first one and now 50k on the second one.



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Posted 05 October 2016 - 06:31 AM

Bummer!  I hope it's an easy fix!



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Posted 05 October 2016 - 10:01 AM

By car I assume it's your VW Robert. Both TDi and gasser models have had issues with coolant migrating along the sensor line from the coolant reservoir.. Weird appearances of coolant from electrical lines in the harness.. Might be something to look at while you are checking things...

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 10:16 AM

Bummer!  I hope it's an easy fix!


Just the pump by itself is only about an hour for me. The belt and tensioner were replace when I did the pump last so it's much easier.

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 10:23 AM

By car I assume it's your VW Robert. Both TDi and gasser models have had issues with coolant migrating along the sensor line from the coolant reservoir.. Weird appearances of coolant from electrical lines in the harness.. Might be something to look at while you are checking things...


I've read about that, but not the issue here, I just find it odd that the first water pump I put on it about 1 year ago started leaking in 6mo. This one lasted 4mo and has been leaking for close to 2mo now. I don't buy the cheap $14.00 pumps on Amazon. My last one was a Gates. This time I going to go OEM with the proper metal impeller.
The Beetle I flipped isn't having any issues with the pump I used on it.

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 12:25 PM

I work with a VW fanatic he swears by OEM only for almost every replacement part on a VW. 



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Posted 05 October 2016 - 06:42 PM

I try to stay with German parts when I can.

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 08:50 AM

IIRC - I put in a HEPU Pump in my Beetle.



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 11:37 AM

I have found oem comparable if not cheaper than quality aftermarket filters are cheaper wipers slightly more but they fit. Sorry to hear it's going south

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 11:52 PM

Didn't get it done today, driving the Denali to SOTM.

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:16 PM

I never did change this! It stopped leaking after I put in some cooling system conditioner. I still have the replacement in the trunk.

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:39 PM

you know as well as I that damnnn thing is going to take a dump when your in EBFE and now you have to do it in the cold dark night  LOL



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 09:03 PM

you know as well as I that damnnn thing is going to take a dump when your in EBFE and now you have to do it in the cold dark night  LOL


Yup! I know. It is on the list of things to do.




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