Volkswagen Golf TDI Problem Report

Volkswagen Golf TDI Inspection of Water Pump and Timing Belt

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The water pump may fail resulting in engine overheating and possible timing belt damage. Overheating and/or timing belt failure can result in very expensive engine repairs. As a precaution, it is recommended to inspect the timing belt and water pump at regular intervals.

Water pump failed on 2002 VW Golf TDI, causing timing shear and bent valves. Catastrophic engine failure. -
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