I just had my waterpump, thermostat & timing belt replaced at 62,500. I only had the car for exactly 1 week. Is there any way the previous owner could have known this was an issue prior to me buying the car? Also, since it was fixed my temperature light is now blue when I start the car for the first time in the day. It stays on for a few minutes and then goes away. It did not do this when I first got the car but it did after I had it repaired. Is there an issue?
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle Question: Waterpump, timing belt replaced at 62500
Answer #1patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, May 21, 2011, 10:30Master
The warning light being blue tells you the engine isn't warmed up yet that's normal. Check here http://repairpal.com/automobile-owners-manuals-online or try this link you may be able to down load a free copy of the owner's manual for your vehicle http://www.autousermanual.com/
Its probable or at least possible the previous owner may have known the water pump was leaking or noisy but when purchasing a second hand car it's "buyer beware", it's the purchasers responsibility to have a pre-purchase check of the car done.