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Water pump.....is it done?


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Hi there,

I noticed a small drop coming out near the bottom bolt of the water pump pulley. Not a full leak...just a drop here and there. The coolant reservoir has not dropped at all. Does this mean that my pump is toast? or how much longer before it goes?

Right now there is no other symptoms. No weird noises, nothing else.

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1999 C2 - Cabrio - triptronic

Thanks,

Raul

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Maybe and maybe not.

I've heard a little bit of seepage is normal. According to tech friend - Porsche actually sent a memo out telling them they were not going to honor warranty for changing water pumps that had the white crusty buildup and did not have broken impellers or cracked housings.

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Hi there,

I noticed a small drop coming out near the bottom bolt of the water pump pulley. Not a full leak...just a drop here and there. The coolant reservoir has not dropped at all. Does this mean that my pump is toast? or how much longer before it goes?

Right now there is no other symptoms. No weird noises, nothing else.

post-9241-1190050213_thumb.jpg

1999 C2 - Cabrio - triptronic

Thanks,

Raul

I Would take it to anywhere where they can pressure test the cooling system and see how significant the leak may be. You can then decide as to what next steps may be necessary. Most water pumps begin to leak ( weep a bit of coolent) at the water pump bearing/seal very slowly to give you a warning that it may be getting close to needing replacement.

Good luck!! demosan

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Hi there,

I noticed a small drop coming out near the bottom bolt of the water pump pulley. Not a full leak...just a drop here and there. The coolant reservoir has not dropped at all. Does this mean that my pump is toast? or how much longer before it goes?

Right now there is no other symptoms. No weird noises, nothing else.

post-9241-1190050213_thumb.jpg

1999 C2 - Cabrio - triptronic

Thanks,

Raul

I Would take it to anywhere where they can pressure test the cooling system and see how significant the leak may be. You can then decide as to what next steps may be necessary. Most water pumps begin to leak ( weep a bit of coolent) at the water pump bearing/seal very slowly to give you a warning that it may be getting close to needing replacement.

Good luck!! demosan

Thank you Loren and Demosan......I will keep an eye on it while I order the part. I looked at the DIY and it doesn't look much harder than when I changed the expansion tank.

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