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    Annoyingly, my water pump seems to be leaking. Only after a long run and whilst cooling down. Not while driving and not when unused. I search the Forum and others have had this problem and the pump shaft was the issue. I'm not best impressed as I used a new SKF pump but bought from Autodoc. No point in taking that up with them then! I've only driven about 1500 miles since it was fitted but it was 2+ years ago.
    Now, my question is, can I replace the pump without removing the timing belt? It's so long since I was in there, I really can't remember .
    Nothelle S2 Avant in restoration
    Wr Ur Quattro (also in restoration)

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    That's bad luck, have never seen problems with 5-cylinder pumps. It may also be not the shaft what is leaking but the cylinderblock-to-pump surface due to corrosion: cleaning the surfaces and new rubber ring could help.
    The pump can be changed without removing the timing belt.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tractor Dave View Post
      Now, my question is, can I replace the pump without removing the timing belt? It's so long since I was in there, I really can't remember .
      the water pump isn't adjustable on the ABY so yes it should be achievable. Just try not to get coolant all over the belt when you remove it. Use tipex to mark your position of the belt

      Mike

      http://www.s2-audi.co.uk

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      • #4
        Thanks very much. Winter project for me
        Nothelle S2 Avant in restoration
        Wr Ur Quattro (also in restoration)

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        • #5
          I'd say it's a couple of hours job with proper tooling an a can of beer.

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          • #6

            Ordered a new pump from Mister Auto - £55.
            SKF direct were £85!
            Mister Auto have been very good so far, no issues and part of the PSA group. I don't think they will be selling fakes like AutoDoc
            Nothelle S2 Avant in restoration
            Wr Ur Quattro (also in restoration)

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            • #7
              Is it the one with metal impeller? Some people had plastic ones fail.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by newsh View Post
                Is it the one with metal impeller? Some people had plastic ones fail.
                Yes, the SKF one has a metal impeller.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tractor Dave View Post

                  Yes, the SKF one has a metal impeller.
                  Very good.

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                  • #10
                    Hmmm i have a 3b metal SKF one direct from them to go on...i am hoping not to have to see it again for a while post installation. Does anyone use anything other than just the rubber seal as a dry fit?
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                    • #11
                      I can confirm you can change the pump without removing the belt. But I didn’t need to.


                      When all stripped down, the pump was bone dry.
                      I located the leak here.


                      The connector on the bottom of the water rail. It had been dripping down and somehow tracking around to the front of the engine. It wasn’t visible until I took the pas pump out. I just nipped up the jubilee clip and hopefully we are fixed.

                      Now I have a spare water pump.


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                      Nothelle S2 Avant in restoration
                      Wr Ur Quattro (also in restoration)

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                      • #12
                        Is that the water feed to the turbo which goes round behind the cambelt cover?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by newsh View Post
                          Is that the water feed to the turbo which goes round behind the cambelt cover?
                          Yes.
                          And before you ask, yes, I replaced the hose.
                          Nothelle S2 Avant in restoration
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                          • #14
                            I'm in two minds as to whether that's a good result or a bad result Bit of a nuisance doing all that prep work just to nip up a jubilee clip but then again, you didn't need to disturb anything further!



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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by steve briance View Post
                              I'm in two minds as to whether that's a good result or a bad result Bit of a nuisance doing all that prep work just to nip up a jubilee clip but then again, you didn't need to disturb anything further!


                              It wasn't too bad at all. The whole job was a couple of hours. Cleaned and checked a few other bits while I was there and checked the tension on the cambelt. I'm happy
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