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Well the G60 needs a new water pump and I just have a few questions. First off I hear there are two ways to do this job and I am not sure which is best. I guess you can either go from the bottom and remove the timing belt or go from the top and remove the g60. I don't have an impact wrench or any special tools or a lift. I got a quote from a place in town and they said it would cost 300 bucks to do. I have done many other big things on the car before and so I was just wondering how much time and how hard it is gonna be. I also was wondering what everyone has paid for there parts and if there is anything else I should do at the same time, but this car is starting to get really expensive 2500 in the last few months, so nothing major is gonna be done now that doesnt have to be. Thanks guys
 

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Re: Water Pump ???'s (bhanse4)

Since you are new to the corrado expiernce, you are going to have
to get accointed with tearing it down to fix things if you wanna save that 300 bucks
to change the water pump you are going to have to remove the charger bracket,
which includes removing the alternator and g charger.

get ya tools and have a few
then get dirty http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Water Pump ???'s (REPOMAN)

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then get dirty http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif [HR][/HR]​

...and get ready to throw tools, scrape knuckles, ruin you new mechanix gloves, and curse till it's morning....
 

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Re: Water Pump ???'s (REPOMAN)

thanks guys for the help. I was also wondering cause I called a local parts store and they have water pumps for $20. but the stealership wants $75 is this a part that I should buy an oem or will the autozone one work? It does have a lifetime warrenty and everything but just not sure. Thanks
 

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Re: Water Pump ???'s (bhanse4)

I always make sure to get the pump and housing together...it sucks just replacing the pump. Careful with all the 6mm allen heads...they like to strip out...it is a great job to do as you remove the 4-5 belt driven accessories and get quite familar with the car...
 

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Re: Water Pump ???'s (bhanse4)

A complete waterpump with housing is over $200.00 at the steeler, I just did mine, went through the bottom first snapped off all but 2 bolt's of the pump to the housing, then you proceed to go through the top, and remove alt, G-charger, to remove charger bracket, it's really the only way to do it right, those bolt's on the pump alway's break off, Oem only, autozone, lifetime warranty,doesn't matter, you dont want have to do the job again
 

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Re: Water Pump ???'s (helldriver1)

quote:[HR][/HR]A complete waterpump with housing is over $200.00 at the steeler[HR][/HR]​
- My local dealer (UK) quoted me £30 (about $50) exchange, I ended up getting a complete one from GSF for £21 (no exchange) for a German made water pump
 

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Re: Water Pump ???'s (scottgroovez)

Dont know man, I guess some are steelier than other's
, that's what I was told, kinda pisse's me off actually now..........
 

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Re: Water Pump ???'s (helldriver1)

Dayamn!! $200 for a h2o pump!? That's why I get my parts from http://www.germanautoparts.com</a> and <A HREF="http://www.thepartsbin.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.thepartsbin.com.
Below is a response I wrote to someone about the changing the pump. It's not indepth but it'll give you a general idea.
(response to h20 pump)
Just like what a fellow lister mentioned...this procedure is truly a PITA. Taking off the pump is actually easy, it’s getting to it that’s the tough part. But if you're well prepared, and have the proper tools, then it would make your life much easier. It's more time consuming then it is difficult because of all the other stuff you have to remove just to get to the water pump. Just make sure that you won’t need to drive the car for at least a day or two.
IIRC, the order of removal goes like this: Air filter box, serp belt tensioner, altenator, orange dipstick holder -> supercharger and silencer -> V-belt, AC compressor (need to unbolt front motor mount and jack up engine slightly for it to drop thru) -> SC/altenator bracket -> water pump and housing.
I suggest you to replace the whole pump and housing unit, because the housing is susceptible to warpage from a failed pump. Besides, the housing is only a small additional cost to the pump. I purchased mine from Adirondack for $40 something bucks (German made!).
If you’re ever planning to replace these items then now is a good time.
Thermostat & Housing
G60 Cog belt
Fan switch
Radiator
Serpentine and V-belt
Screw-type hose clamps (if replacing the VW spring-type)

Instead of seeing this as a tough job, think of it as a learning experience. You’ll have a better perspective.



[Modified by Corrado RS, 9:29 PM 11-28-2002]
 

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Re: Water Pump ???'s (REPOMAN)

hey there repoman....did you have to remove the Air conditionor also? i took the alterntor and Glader out already. looks like the AC is in the way......or if you know a differnt way?
 

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Re: Water Pump ???'s (CrazyDragon)

I had to move the AC compressor. I had a friend hold it up and out of the way, but I also hear you can drop it out the bottom if you jack the engine back slightly to clear some room.
Be careful not to hit the radiator...
 

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Re: Water Pump ???'s (autopimp)

The A/C compressor won't clear the engine support. When I got my A/C going 2 years ago I had everything installed and running only to find out the Compressor was leaking oil. I decided to pull the radiator, condensor and coresopport and the whole swap took about an hour.
But you could also drop the front engine cross member.
Today I'm pulling Crez's car a part so I can replace his A/C compressor and water pump. I'm also planning on getting his Lysolm charger bracket machined so that the charger's pulley will be in line with the other pulley and not require excessive belt tension to keep the serp belt on.
 

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Re: Water Pump ???'s (G60ING)

Thanks for the clarification on the AC thing.
quote:[HR][/HR]I decided to pull the radiator, condensor and coresopport and the whole swap took about an hour.[HR][/HR]​
I wish I'd done this when I did my water pump. Would have saved me a lot of time, I bet, but at the time I was intimidated by the idea.
Next time I'm doing it that way.
 
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