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Re: Disaster - advice needed

Post by Kit » Mon May 13, 2019 7:39 pm

Things point to water pump failure :idea:
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Re: Disaster - advice needed

Post by jrh » Mon May 13, 2019 8:41 pm

You really, really, need to find out exactly where that water is coming out.
The 'good' thing ,is it does not appear to be a head gasket problem.

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Re: Disaster - advice needed

Post by Bikergonebald » Sat May 18, 2019 3:59 pm

I got underneath today and it running down the crankcase and dripping off at the bottom of the crankshaft pulley.
I don’t see any pipes above that, it’s not leaking around the pressure release cap so I could it be leaking from the block or will it be the water pump?
I don’t think I’ll see any more without taking the cam belt covers off.
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Re: Disaster - advice needed

Post by mojo98 » Sat May 18, 2019 4:09 pm

Bikergonebald wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 3:59 pm
I got underneath today and it running down the crankcase and dripping off at the bottom of the crankshaft pulley.
I don’t see any pipes above that, it’s not leaking around the pressure release cap so I could it be leaking from the block or will it be the water pump?
I don’t think I’ll see any more without taking the cam belt covers off.
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water pump for me,

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Re: Disaster - advice needed

Post by Bikergonebald » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:18 pm

It’s in the garage today for cambelt and water pump, it was the pump leaking but there were a couple of other things.
The cam timing was out by two teeth and the crank pulley damper had failed and was slipping. That must be what the smell was.

I found a new damper on eBay but up to 10 days delivery because it gets bought in from Poland. Does anyone know where I can get one in the uk? Even it’s a usable used part at least the garage can get it back together.

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Re: Disaster - advice needed

Post by Kit » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:46 pm

Thought, I found you one 8-)

But tuned out to be from an FS engine, 16V one :(

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Re: Disaster - advice needed

Post by Bikergonebald » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:53 pm

Some of the parts I’ve seen listed say they fit the 2.5 and the 2.0

Does anyone know for certain if they are the same or not?
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Re: Disaster - advice needed

Post by Kit » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:28 pm

Here’s the 16v one

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It’s stamped on this casting FS

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Re: Disaster - advice needed

Post by Bikergonebald » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:34 pm

Thanks for posting the picture, it does look different.
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Re: Disaster - advice needed

Post by Scooby » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:13 am

My father-in-law has a wonderful little smoke machine that pumps smoke into things like cooling systems and exhausts etc in order to identify leaks.

If you can find / improvise one it might be worth a try while you've got it empty. Much easier to see smoke than water!!
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