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Would the wrong oil cause the water pump to go.

(1999 Volkswagen Passat)
in Jim Thorpe, PA on April 04, 2010
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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on April 04, 2010
The engine oil will not cause water pump failure.
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