1997 a4 water pump

I need to replace my water pump. My parts dealer lists a "water pump", and a "water pump with housing". Which one do I need?
I assume that I should replace the gasket while I'm in there, is that
correct?
I did my timing belt a few months ago, so that's fine. Is there anything else I should do while I have the car apart? Thermostat?
thanks!
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wrote:

Um....ok.
Same CD covers that one, too.

Buy the manual?
Enjoy your tea...
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On Fri, 22 Aug 2003 02:00:56 GMT, daytripper

Sorry about that, it was an uncalled for smartass remark. I did ask about whatever else I should do while I was in there. I suppose the serpentine belt is a valid answer to that question.
Unfortunately - despite the fact that you quoted me - I forgot that I had asked that. Sorry, long day.

And is the part for the 1.8t also shown as an inseperable assembly?

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Hire a competent mechanic, keep him happy by paying him whatever he charges for parts and labor. He'll take a good care of you, he'll get all the needed parts and install them for you.
PS. I know it's a cheap shot, I just could not resist :-)
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Excellent advice, and that's what I do.
In fact, I actually go to three different shops. I go to the dealer for the oil changes (their price is maybe $5 more than an independent's) mainly to keep the car's records up to date and stay in touch with recalls, etc. I go to my independent shop 45 minutes away for big Audi-specific jobs, like my timing belt/water pump changeout. And I go to my local garage (14 years of patronage there and much mutual loyalty) for basic stuff like brakes, tires, inspections, and exhaust. This has worked out well for me. I respect the competence of my mechanics, and they respect my familiarity and attunement to my car.
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Couldn't resist, all you're capable of, whatever.
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