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Coolant leak from water pump to block gasket seal

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#26 Pierobon



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 06:57 PM

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Used one of these to find the dripping blue stuff, couldn't see much, under and behind the pump there is a "hole" as big as your thumb, had to squeeze it between the oil-pan and gas exhaust - HOT!!!


Anyways, I couldn't see much but it looks like the original leak was from the pump bearings and the spinning was throwing the glycol all the way to the side of the pump, then somehow gravity guided it sideways until it touched the engine block and finally dripped vertically down. So it only looked that it was coming from the gasket itself.


Anyways, now I glued both engine block and thermostat gaskets with RTV and it's working - YAYS!  :headbang:  :clap:  :banana:  :drunk:

#27 idosubaru


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 01:36 AM

great, that's got to feel good to finally get it knocked out after 4...or 5 times!! 

good job figuring out exactly what was happening, that's some attention to detail there.


looks like the original leak was from the pump bearings


not surprised the diagnosis was incorrect and a new pump fixed it, first day you posted i new a gasket couldn't be that hard to seal:


something else is wrong.....get a new water pump

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