On or around Fri, 15 Jul 2005 09:23:48 +0100, Marc Draper
<firstname.lastname@example.org> enlightened us thusly:
>In message <3ji6ftFpqc8lU1@individual.net>, Paul
>>just got a 1995 disco tdi, very pleased with it but last night whilst having
>>a good look underneath the engine i noticed a trickle of coolant coming from
>>around the front top right hand side of the engine. i am assuming that is
>>where the water pump is? the leak is very small and it is very difficult to
>>see if its the pump itself or the gasket that's leaking. my first jobs where
>>going to change all the oils etc so can this problem be left for a couple of
>>weeks? looking at prices for water pumps i might just replace the whole
>>lot, if i do are there any problems i might come across that are not
>>mentioned in the haynes manual.
>>Must admit looking at the size of the engine compared with a normal car its
>>a little daunting.
>>PS steve g if you read this i will try and get around to measuring the sump
>>plug soon and be in touch about the difflock plug.
>Most likely to be the "hockey stick" gasket. Very common to fail and as
>others have said can cause rather dramatic engine failure if left
>Replacement is very easy and should be done using a modified gasket,
>metal rather than paper.
apart, that is, from having to get the f**@!$$! PAS pump pulley off in order
to get access to a bolt which won't quite come out past said pulley, by a
stupid and irritatingly small amount.
Hmmm. Must track down the rest of the leaks on our TDi. Done the P gasket,
but there are still leaks somewhere. Thermostat housing-to-head is the next
favourite, I'll look at it one day - pressure test showed a small leakage
there, once I got tuits to actually do such a thing.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.fsnet.co.uk
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