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Coolant leak

Domaz

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I recently flushed the system (radiator, engine and heater components) and now have a massive leak. I think Ive traced the source behind the timing pulley but am not sure where exactly it is coming from. There are no leaks around the thermostat housing, water pump, radiator or hoses. There is a stream of water coming from underneath the timing pulley but not above. Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

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Sounds very much like the waterpump - check under the pump pulley with a mirror and you will see a "weep" hole which is not visible from on top and it will dribble down the timing cover....coolant leaks from there when the pump seal is gone. Not hard to replace a pump.
Good Luck.
 

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Thanks, I'll check it tomorrow. Do you know roughly how much a new water pump is?
 

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Under $100 - try to buy the one that's made in Japan as they are better quality....tell them it's for a series 1 VS as the series 2 is slightly different.
Others may disagree but I never use any sealant on the gasket and have never had any problems.
Good Luck.
 
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