|17/01/2006 15:46:55||Richard G||I've just noticed a water leak coming from what appears to be the bottom of the water pump beneath the alternator. I cannot see very easily because of the position and I was just wandering if this is a known problem before I start to take bits off to have a proper look. Any ideas? thanks. With the engine running there are a few drips/second and it seems to be getting worse.1974 96V4. Are new/recon pumps still available? Is it more likley to be a seal or pipe?|
|17/01/2006 16:08:55||Senor Burt||It's a known problem. I think water pump replacement will be called for, although it may only be the pipe. Water pump replacement is a bit of a pain with the engine in though without taking off the front engine cover.
New pumps are still available as far as I know.
|17/01/2006 17:36:22||Andrew||Think Highgate still stocks them although I recently bought one on our favourite auction site for next to nothing. Garage cursed me for the job as they didn't know about the front off trick|
|18/01/2006 07:44:35||Richard||I would say limit your use of the car until you change the pump. Next thing to go will be the head gasket if you start to loose alot of water.|
|18/01/2006 11:57:36||Richard G||Thanks everyone. I'll try and get it sorted as soon as possible. Will let you know the outcome.|