Instructions for changing water pump?

ticaf

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Search "golf 7 tdi timing belt change".
Don't worry about engine code as long it is a 7(mk7). 1.6 and 2.0 engines have same procedure as far as I can tell.
 

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EA288 is the family, CRUA and CVCA are models in that family
 

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EA288 is the family, CRUA and CVCA are models in that family
Roger that, thanks for the info. TDI extended warranty won't cover the failed water pump at 47k miles unless I overheat the engine and throw a CEL. Or pay $1800 for water pump and timing belt. Looks like I'm doing it myself. Should have never sold my ALH.
 

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I did my wife's CRUA last year, easy peasy, but I had done multiple BEW/BRM timing belts before that.

The worst in these news cars is the amount of brackets you'll have to undo, and then do back at the end....and the lack of space due to the dual overhead cam.
 
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Some pics in this thread:
 

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One last thing to consider: if you've ever think of replacing the CP4 HPFP for a CP3, this is the moment, at a timing belt change.
 

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One last thing to consider: if you've ever think of replacing the CP4 HPFP for a CP3, this is the moment, at a timing belt change.
I'll probably do that fuel pump swap at the next timing belt when the warranty is up along with a larger turbo and delete. Thanks for the heads up!
 

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...TDI extended warranty won't cover the failed water pump at 47k miles unless I overheat the engine and throw a CEL...
Who told you that? The leaking water pump on our hatchback is being replaced under the Dieselgate extended warranty, as it is a part of the long block assembly, which is covered...
 

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Changed the timing belt and water pump last night after work, pretty straight forward and very similar to the videos on the previous generations. Water pump failed at the bearing, not the seal.
 

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Great job, it started to look downright awful.
I'm surprised by your new idler roller, I thought they all come polished and shiny.
 

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Changed the timing belt and water pump last night after work, pretty straight forward and very similar to the videos on the previous generations. Water pump failed at the bearing, not the seal.
Did you happen to notice if the impellor shroud was sticky in its movement?
 

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Great job, it started to look downright awful.
I'm surprised by your new idler roller, I thought they all come polished and shiny.

Yeah, that was in the id-parts kit. The chrome off the old one was starting to corrode and flake off. My guess is the water pump had been leaking for a while and eating up parts in there.
 

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Yeah, that was in the id-parts kit. The chrome off the old one was starting to corrode and flake off. My guess is the water pump had been leaking for a while and eating up parts in there.
I also got the id-parts kit, and the idler rollers were shiny&polished like the originals.

Also, from the pictures, I'd say you did not replaced the tensioner, why ?
 

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I also got the id-parts kit, and the idler rollers were shiny&polished like the originals.

Also, from the pictures, I'd say you did not replaced the tensioner, why ?
Thats interesting...

Yeah, the one in the kit cracked while tensioning. Looks like it was made of pot metal. I think I'll try the kerma kit next time.
 
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