massive coolant leak

alancordeiro at alancordeiro at
Sun Sep 21 15:19:35 PDT 2008


Does your car have the original clutch ? How long ago was the timing belt 
done? UFOs in good shape? is the body free from rust? how much rubber is 
left in your tires? In my opinion these would be my main considerations. (I 
sometimes go over the same thoughts as you whenever a large expense comes 

Personally, I'd try and fix it....the coolant hose can be reached by 
"simply" removing the power steering pump, not need to disconnect it, just 
dismount it and move it slightly off to the side. Its not too bad a job, the 
steering rack is the real killer.

(266k miles)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "PyRo" <pyro_10314 at>
To: <200q20v at>
Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2008 5:46 PM
Subject: massive coolant leak

> Whats up all. seems like my car might be getting closer to collect that 
> social security check. I walked out of my house today to a huge puddle on 
> the floor. after checking my hydraulic fluid cause that leaks too, i 
> opened up the coolant resoivoir and it was like i opened up the flood 
> gate. i think i narrowed the leak down to the turbo coolant host. Does 
> this come out from the coolant manifold, because that is where i felt the 
> fluid. Is this a pita to replace? Im assuming that you have to remove the 
> intake manifold to reach it. Now the main question, when do you throw in 
> the towel? With my rack needing to be changed, along with a new muffler 
> and now this, even though i still want to fix it, im feeling that it might 
> be that time. The car has about 214,000 miles.
> danny
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