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Old 06-11-07, 12:03 PM   #46
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Hi Again GSteg!

The only other observation is of the car when I started it after a long layoff.
There was ticking of the valves till enough of oil got to it to dampen the valves down.
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Hi GSteg!

The liquid feels like transmission oil, but when I run the car in neutral the coolant comes down almost like Niagara Falls from the same area or above the transmission. Is this the location where you get the transmission fluid changed and replace the filter? I had it done not that long ago and maybe they didn't tighten the bolts enoutgh.
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The coolant shouldn't be anywhere near there. If it feels like transmission fluid, then its probably it. The transmission fluid pan is located further down the transmission.


Refill both coolant and transmission to full, and then over the next day, take a look at both fluid level and see which one is running short.
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Hi Again GSteg!

The only other observation is of the car when I started it after a long layoff.
There was ticking of the valves till enough of oil got to it to dampen the valves down.
Thanks Henry

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That should be normal. Over a week period of time, the oil runs dry in the camshaft area. It happens if you leave your car stationary for awhile.
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Old 06-11-07, 01:30 PM   #49
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Hi GSteg!

My problem at the moment is the coolant disappearing at a fast rate. I half emptied the gallon jug trying to pinpoint the leakage area.
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Old 06-14-07, 01:32 PM   #50
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Hi GS teg!

Is it possible that I did not clamp one of the by-pass hoses?

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I do not remember everything on top of my head, but the installation should be the same when you took everything out. If you forgot the clamp, then reclamp. it I dont remember, but there might be an o-ring somewhere on the bypass house.

From the top of the engine bay, do you see it leaking anywhere? If so, take a picture of it. It's hard to tell which hose is leaking.
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Hi GSteg!

Yup no clamp, fixed it. Works like a charm. How stupid can one get!!!
Next project WATER PUMP

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Old 06-16-07, 10:33 AM   #53
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Hi GSteg or anybody!

Is there an additive on the market to add to the coolant in order to stop water pump from leaking?
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There are addictives, but I do not consider them a fix. If unlucky, it will do far more damage than good. How much coolant is leaking right now?
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Since it seems like you're leaking from the transmission area, check out these gaskets:

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Hi GSteg!

Which is more complex, replacing the starter or the water pump?


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Water pump is more complex. Starter is less time consuming and all you have to do is remove the intake manifold.
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Hi GSteg!

OK! Basically what is the going rate to get a water pump replaced?

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Most people have their water pump replaced when they do their 90k miles timing belt change, since both precedures requries removing a lot of the same engine parts. Usually timing belt jobs takes 6-7 hours. If you're doing the water pump only, then you're looking at the same 6-7 hour job.
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Hi GS teg!

So I assume that the timing belt would be the most complicated part of the water pump replacement.

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