Ran into a overheating issue yesterday, scared the **** out of me
(i baby my car). noticed my over flow tank completely empty so walked to nearest gas station and got water and filled it up and drove home VERY cautiously.
So the next day came around which and lifted the car up today and did some troubleshooting.
-checked the radiator, Was almost empty!
got some coolent and topped off, Ran the car to let the bubbles float to the top and noticed a nice little pesky leak of dripping coolent drip right under the crank pully. I immediately thought it might have been the waterpump.
well it was
After removing everyhing the leak was coming from right under the WP.
thinking what could have caused this i went thinking back when i did the timing belt and waterpump job( 1.5k miles ago) and remembered not applying the water pump silicone gasket sealant Doh!
so get this guys. After removing everything that needed to be removed im just laying there under the car and almost **** my pants to this:
After that over heating yesterday this mysteriously happend...No wonder i wasn't spooling quick..and again
Looks like i gotta go pick up some stainless MIG wire feed and fill up my argon tank for the welder tomorrow to get to work on the manifold now.
-This isnt anything new to me as i was in denial about this little issue but just wanted to show you all. I believe the seals on my little dsm 16g turbo are going bad and contaminating my intercooler piping..reason why i think this:
Where my BOV purges, everything is coated with oil. Decided to inspect my piping to see if there might be a collection of oil somewhere and what do i find?
Its not that bad but its enough to make me wanna switch back to my new condition chinacharger 16g
heres where i left off for now.