Coolant Leak

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at
Tue Jan 23 13:17:52 EST 2007

Well, the water pump is new at the time of my last t-belt change...about 
40-k miles ago, and I did replace that short hose two t-belts ago.

And ya know, I've really come to love all that oil smoke on start up.  Makes 
me know the car is alive...but I guess that tachometer can do that too.

Derek P
"Reality is that which when you stop believing in it, it doesn't go away."  
from "Valis," by Phillip K. Dick

>From: Bernie Benz <b.benz at>
>To: Derek Pulvino <dbpulvino at>
>CC: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at>
>Subject: Re: Coolant Leak
>Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 09:51:34 -0800
>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 
> > 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 
> > "stuff" in that area, couldn't find the source...though from what I did 
> > 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 
> > anyone have any troubleshooting tips short of pulling parts?
> >
> > Derek P
> >
> >
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