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I recently replaced the water pump on a 2004 Phaeton.
The original pump had a metal impeller, and the one you provided to the shop I worked at was plastic.
I want to say it was an Italian brand water pump.

Since I didn't pay for this kit, my employer ordered it, I had no choice but to install it.

I will say your timing kit was complete, but I personally dislike plastic anywhere in the cooling system.

Having serviced numerous German cars over the years, the number one culprit has been plastic cooling parts. I've seen the failures in Porsche, Mercedes, BMW and VW and Audi.

Plastic fails, not matter how you sugar coat it.
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