VW T4 Forum - VW T5 Forum banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,018 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I'm a bit confused, I thought that the water pump on a T5 2.5 was driven off the engine with a gates coupling....

but under the passenger side I have what looks like an electric water pump with large pipes going to it... So what's that? is it part of some sort of pre-heater?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,051 Posts
In some instances it's used as auxiliary pump, to assist the main one.
In others it's used for after the engine is shut off, to help cool the head.

Many have long since seized or the switch has failed, and most owners in the UK will be blissfully unaware as it doesn't appeared to be needed in the UK climate. I've never heard mine running and haven't got around to testing it yet.
Still as long as it isn't leaking don't worry about it.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top