Just took off my pump , its a easy job if you do the fan belt and tensioner at the same time . Because I took of the chargepipe to front turbo , I had plenty of workspace and view to third bolt on the pump.
My pump had the bracket by third bolt broken , and the thermostat was broken off where its connected to pump ... yes this is due to a " I believe I can fly" moment. Also the cable to thermostat had one wire ripped off ... Of course not so that I easily could solder it , I will need to rebuild new plug for this.
I might take some pictures of how it looks from topside when hoses and chargepipe is off.
Sure make the job a lot easier.
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