No problems at 13,487 miles. Hopefully, if will stay that way.
01/12 build date with 9200km's and no probs.
Even though I bought it used with 8500 km's, no issues reported either.
even at your best as a man, you couldn't equal half of me - Sully Erna/Godsmack
2012 Deep Black Pearl "R" w/Bilstein PSS10's; APR Stage 1+ w/APR-Carbonio intake; Neuspeed HI-FLO Turbo Discharge; 42DD shifter bushings; TyrolSport Solid Shifter Bracket Bushings, APR fuel pump(rebuilt)...
Well, it looks like I have the dubious honor of being the first one to have his SECOND water pump go bad!!!!! I heard a whine when I started the car today, when I got to work I popped the hood and took a look and heard the whine right where the pump lives. I noticed the plastic housing covering the pump cracked and pushed out, which means the pulley has broken free. Hopefully the damage is not too serious because it did not totally come off and shred the timing belt which, as we all know, would have definitively ended real bad. I guess this answers the question everybody has been asking...Is the replacement pump the same as the original. I vote, YES it is!
1st time - 2400 miles
2nd time - 6900 miles
Sorry to hear about your second pump. Did they replace the whole engine the first time? If not, it makes you wonder if there was something causing the water pump failure and not the water pump itself.
Just heard from the dealer, the cracked plastic housing over the water pump was not the water pump going bad, it was the motor mount. The mount broke and smashed the housing. They say the pump is fine. In my anger that my car was broke again I posted before I had all the facts, sorry, my bad.
Still, broken motor mount, damn I'm I having bad luck!
How the hell did you break a motor mount?
Must be all that Stage 2+ torque, haha.
Wonder if that's something highly modded Rs might see. Then again, if so, I'm sure someone would have mentioned it before now.
Guessing they had to pull the engine to do the head work last time you had WP failure and didn't put the mount back in properly or something.
Last edited by jsausley; 10-02-2012 at 06:58 PM.
In the case of this R, it could have been that the tech made a similar error during the first repair.
Add mine to the list:
3/10 build date -> 2766 Miles. Engine replaced. The dealer could not give me details on the build date of the replacement engine.
Has anyone had this problem with a STOCK 2013 R?
I just bought one.
I'm trying to buy an extended warranty from the dealer who does them always seems to be out. The brochure they gave me on the extended warranty seems to be from a third-party co., not VW. Any of you guys buy an ext. warranty?
Build date 02/12. Is the water pump near the alternator? EDIT - sorry I saw the pics in the other threads. Based on those threads, I'd say my water pump is toast and the timing belt is badly damaged (burning smell)
Came to a stop light, heard a loud whine. Thought it was a car in front of me. Went to pull away and the whine got loud and the car stalled. Got it to limp a few hundred feet to a parking lot whining and grinding the whole way. No CEL.
Sound/grinding is coming from below the alternator. Burning smell. Being towed to the dealership as I write this.
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Last edited by DudeLePowSki; 10-09-2012 at 11:09 PM.