Coolant Leak

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Tue Jan 23 12:51:34 EST 2007

Hi Derek,

IMO, most likely the WP shaft seal. Unlikely a static gasket seal anywhere,
nor the turbo coolant hose, if it hasn¹t been disturbed. Sounds like you¹ve
just come up with another reason for fixing that oil burner.


> From: "Derek Pulvino" <dbpulvino at>
> Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 09:21:01 -0800
> To: 200q20v at
> Subject: Coolant Leak
> Looks like I've got a slow coolant leak coming from near the front of the
> engine.  The couple of culprits I can think of:
> 1.  Thermostat housing and/or hose that attached here.
> 2.  Water pump at either shaft or gasket.
> 3.  Small hose that runs behind rear timing belt cover to turbo.
> I poked around the other day with a flashlight, and because of all of the
> "stuff" in that area, couldn't find the source...though from what I did see
> it doesn't look like the leak is coming from the thermostat area.
> Can anybody think of a connection in this area I may have missed, and does
> anyone have any troubleshooting tips short of pulling parts?
> Derek P
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