Water Pump Leaking?

james accordino ssgacc at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 18 21:09:56 EDT 2001

--- Kneale Brownson <knotnook at traverse.com> wrote:
> I assume coolant drops collecting on the bolt ends
> for the alternator 
> bracketry on the front of the wife's 4kq beater (she
> just loves that car 
> for fishing & camping) indicate a leaking water pump
> is lurking behind the 
> TB cover???????  The car had a TB replacement maybe
> 30Kmiles ago, and I 
> understood a new pump was installed then too, but
> who knows(?).   I can't 
> see where else the coolant might be coming from that
> would put it up front 
> like that.   Any other possibilities? If it is the
> water pump leaking,  how 
> long before some disaster strikes?  
If they reused the o-ring or used silicone then that's
probably what's leaking.  Disaster quotient=0.  If on
the other hand it's a crappy pump and the bearing is
failing causing it to leak through the front seal,
then disaster may be imminent.

Jim Accordino
ps. apparently EVERYBODY can make an Audi water pump
now.  German, Italian, Japanese, Taiwanese, Chinese,
and a host of crappy rebuilds.

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