Coolant leak: time for some maintenance...

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Re: Coolant leak: time for some maintenance...

Post by 808Bill » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:45 am

What failed, bearing or impeller?

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Re: Coolant leak: time for some maintenance...

Post by b3freak » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:22 am

Wow, that's a bad leak there. Water pump? I would think a hose ruptured with that amount of spill. Keep us updated.
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Re: Coolant leak: time for some maintenance...

Post by 32wildbilly » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:28 am

b3freak wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:22 am
Wow, that's a bad leak there. Water pump? I would think a hose ruptured with that amount of spill. Keep us updated.
Yeah, classic water pump looking failure. Looks just like mine a few years back.

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Re: Coolant leak: time for some maintenance...

Post by Battery Guy » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:26 pm

32wildbilly wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:17 am
Battery Guy wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:03 pm
OK - it did turn out to be the water pump. Could not tell if it was the original or not, but either way it was toast. So new water pump, new thermostat, coolant flush and while it was there oil and filter change. I helped the economy today. At least this is something that hopefully I wont have to deal with for quite a while.
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I think a lot of us have been through that repair and while not cheap it should last for some time. Enjoy the reunion!
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Re: Coolant leak: time for some maintenance...

Post by Battery Guy » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:30 pm

808Bill wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:45 am
What failed, bearing or impeller?
I suspect the bearing failed, which allowed the impeller shaft to wear and cause the out-of-round situation so the coolant leaked around the impeller. Oddly when the pump was running it would not leak, but would spew coolant when the engine was off. This was a factory Porsche water pump, but I don’t have the service records to know if it was replaced at any point - if original it has 75,000 miles on it. So I could have probably driven the car to the shop, but that would have been playing with fire.

Tomorrow I will be at the shop as the low coolant light is flashing - if they still have the old pump will take a picture.
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Re: Coolant leak: time for some maintenance...

Post by 32wildbilly » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:14 am

Battery Guy wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:26 pm
32wildbilly wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:17 am


I think a lot of us have been through that repair and while not cheap it should last for some time. Enjoy the reunion!
Thanks! The reunion was fun (40 years). Have not been up that late in quite a while LOL. Saw a bunch of people that I had not seen in a long time.
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Glad you had a good time.

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Re: Coolant leak: time for some maintenance...

Post by Battery Guy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:04 pm

Update on the water pump - the pump was gone when I got to the shop for the coolant top up. But all seems good now, so will keep driving and fixing other stuff. Next project is to get my convertible top back in alignment.
Ugh...
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Re: Coolant leak: time for some maintenance...

Post by FRUNKenstein » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:41 am

Battery Guy wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:04 pm
Update on the water pump - the pump was gone when I got to the shop for the coolant top up. But all seems good now, so will keep driving and fixing other stuff. Next project is to get my convertible top back in alignment.
Ugh...
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There will always be something else that needs to be done. It's the nature of the beast. Kind of like being perpetually stuck in an escape room - you're always trying to figure out the solution to a problem. But, where would the fun be if it was like a Honda Civic and never needed anything, right?
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Re: Coolant leak: time for some maintenance...

Post by 32wildbilly » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:53 am

FRUNKenstein wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:41 am
Battery Guy wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:04 pm
Update on the water pump - the pump was gone when I got to the shop for the coolant top up. But all seems good now, so will keep driving and fixing other stuff. Next project is to get my convertible top back in alignment.
Ugh...
Daryll
There will always be something else that needs to be done. It's the nature of the beast. Kind of like being perpetually stuck in an escape room - you're always trying to figure out the solution to a problem. But, where would the fun be if it was like a Honda Civic and never needed anything, right?
Hey...now! Don't pick on Honda Civics! The Toyota Camry is supposed to be the car of derision.

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Re: Coolant leak: time for some maintenance...

Post by FRUNKenstein » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:02 am

32wildbilly wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:53 am
Hey...now! Don't pick on Honda Civics! The Toyota Camry is supposed to be the car of derision.
Take it easy - I was just referring to the base model Civic. Not the high end Civic XR4Ti model like yours.

This just in - found a rare video clip of Billy, DTM and gnat loading Billy's Civic up to head out for a track day:

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