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Leaking water pump audi 80 2.6l v6

Hi! I have a 1994 Audi 80 2.6l V6 that has a leaking water pump. I have been given a brand new pump, still boxed, which states that it's for a late model A4. So, can you please tell me if, A. the new pump is compatible with my engine, and B. just how big a job is it to replace?? Thanks

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No idea if this pump will fit as iam not a dealer fitter but a 1994 model shouldnt be that difficult to fit but only ever seen diesels of this vehicle never a big petrol engine as just not the market here for them with our fuel prices ,our models of this year were rear wheel drive if i remember rightly so if this is as well then changing a water pump requires removal of the radiator and front of the car which again providing my mermory holds up is on a hinge and the front sort of opens like a door allowing access to the engine ,but this was a diesel variant

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Grant, you need to check if the pump is ok with your model engine, not just the car model number, these cars were fitted with at least four
different engine variants that i am aware of.
i don't think you should attempt to fit it if you don't know at least that much, sometimes the cambelt has to be removed first, thats a whole
different kind of level of experise required.
good luck

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  • grantmck74 Jan 03, 2013

    Thanks for your reply Jonathon. I've gone as far as removing the plastic engine covers, to get a better idea just where the pump is....and i do think its positioned in behind the drivebelt?! Is this likely to cost a lot of $ at a garage?

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    Jonathan Buck Jan 03, 2013

    hi Grant, I think you know that it will be at least a few hours labour plus parts but

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    Jonathan Buck Jan 03, 2013

    in my experience you should also think about doing the cambelt and tensioners while you are at it, check if the speedo is around 100k, you should do it.

  • grantmck74 Jan 03, 2013

    timing belt was done around 80k ago, so i'd get that done too, while someone's i there!

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