These are the OEM MK5 R32 oil pumps needed to run on our shortened oil pans. These are 1 inch shorter over early OEM VR6 pumps.
Part number 022115105E is a brand new, unused Genuine Audi/Volkswagen engine oil pump.
Oil pump failure is catastrophic for an engine, but luckily most oil pumps are designed to last well over 100,000 miles and more.
Most people will replace the oil pump when rebuilding the engine, or if they happen to have access to it while performing other work, or if they are building a high performance motor.