Leaking

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#1
Then not leaking? Had coolant dripping off the front of the sump after the trip to Oulton last week, immediately thinking the water pump had gone, I noticed this the day after getting back. I ran it up to temp in the garage and put some card under there.
Checked the morning after and nothing, so I used it for work, checked it again last night and again this morning and still nothing. I'm assuming things can't just leak, then not leak? , bemused.


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Tamariini

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#2
Mine did the same thing last summer after winter storage, there was a short period when i had a leak from the waterpump but it stopped almost as soon as it started... I did cambelt this winter and replaced also waterpump though, just in case.
 

Gp79

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#3
Would be worth taking the covers off to see exactly where it is leaking from if it is easy enough?

My GS has a slight weep from where the pump and front timing cover connect, but only if the temp is about 0°C or lower when sat unused for a while, once the engine is started and warms up the weep is gone.

As it's such a pain to replace the o-ring (oil/water pump out or timing cover off) I am just keeping a close eye but will change at some point.
 
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#4
Would be worth taking the covers off to see exactly where it is leaking from if it is easy enough?
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Going to have to I think, getting an odour of burning rubber when I boot it now, alas, not tyres lol
Ta
Loz

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#5
Still dripping, now taking 2 days when sat idle to manifest itself, the maybe good news is the pipe from the thermostat to block is weeping at the block end onto what I assume is the top of the water pump? I have fingers, toes and everything else crossed....come to think of it, so does the Mrs, I've been unbearable of late lol

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#6
Still dripping, now taking 2 days when sat idle to manifest itself, the maybe good news is the pipe from the thermostat to block is weeping at the block end onto what I assume is the top of the water pump? I have fingers, toes and everything else crossed....come to think of it, so does the Mrs, I've been unbearable of late lol

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Try some K Seal Loz ,Its good stuff it might be worth a go, but it wont fix the shaft seal if its worn

DA does water pump recons, new bearings seals and stuff, they look fine

It's a steady weekends work plus the belt kit etc.

Have fun


Dave
 
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#7
Try some K Seal Loz ,Its good stuff it might be worth a go, but it wont fix the shaft seal if its worn

DA does water pump recons, new bearings seals and stuff, they look fine

It's a steady weekends work plus the belt kit etc.

Have fun


Dave
Yeah, K-seal. I was losing up to a litre very 200 miles but no sign of a leak under pressure testing and a little emulsion on the dipstick. Since putting K-seal in I've had no further symptoms. I know Mike Roberts put it in his car and that's what gave me the confidence to try it.
Steve.
 
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#8
Hopefully sorted, a new clip in lieu of replacement hoses, I read ownership was a bit of a roller-coaster? How true!, I really need to stop thinking the worst regarding this car.

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Hopefully sorted, a new clip in lieu of replacement hoses, I read ownership was a bit of a roller-coaster? How true!, I really need to stop thinking the worst regarding this car.

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Nice one Loz,, at least your not driving a JLRrrrrrrrrrr piece of cr**!

Dave
 
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No more drips off the sump so I'm pretty sure the pipe was leaking and running down the front of the block, sorted but she got me a good one again this dinner time, sitting in roadworks and I get what looked like an A-Bomb had been detonated under the left bonnet vent. An afternoon replacing the coolant hose to turbo it is then, I have it up on the lift now, anyone know how you can reduce the size of your hands to that of a 5 year old?

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allandwf

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No more drips off the sump so I'm pretty sure the pipe was leaking and running down the front of the block, sorted but she got me a good one again this dinner time, sitting in roadworks and I get what looked like an A-Bomb had been detonated under the left bonnet vent. An afternoon replacing the coolant hose to turbo it is then, I have it up on the lift now, anyone know how you can reduce the size of your hands to that of a 5 year old?

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Haha, small hands required indeed, exactly the same as mine did. Hope she behaves for a reasonable time after this.
 
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Haha, small hands required indeed, exactly the same as mine did. Hope she behaves for a reasonable time after this.
Indeed Allan I hope so too, had a late night sorting that yesterday and been for a 250m tour around South Lakes and Yorkshire today no problems, the pipe still had the factory clip to the block and an aftermarket one to the turbo so I reckon it has been cut and reattached before. About time I invested in a full Roose setup, it appears most hoses are original and knocking on 18yr old!

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