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1999 Volkswagen Passat Question: Would the wrong oil cause the water pump to go.



Visitor, 2.8L V6, Jim Thorpe, PA, April 04, 2010, 10:23

I had an oil change about 2 weeks ago. They used 20-50 oil when they replaced it. I had no warning other than a rattling sound up by the fan. The next day after driving about 25 mi the car started smoking. The mechanic said they think it is the water pump.

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    April 04, 2010, 12:43

    The engine oil will not cause water pump failure.

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