Should I get my water pump changed?
I bought my car last year (2012) and the service book says that the cambelt was changed at 48k miles in 2011 but without the water pump (by Volkswagen). It seems the cambelt was changed before it was due but what concerns me is that the water pump was not changed. The car has now done 67k miles and the mechanic recommends cambelt and water pump change because water pump was not changed in 2011 and if this fails the labour cost involved means you might as well change it all now. Should I get it all done for piece of mind?
Don't worry too much. You're probably okay for a few more thousand miles. The point is that if the waterpump seizes it will throw off the timing belt and valves will hit pistons.
Answered by Honest John on