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coolant leak... water pump?

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by s-line style, Jun 10, 2013.

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    looked on the bottom of me sump a few days ago and noticed the pink coolant had been leaking from somewhere and making its way to me sump lads at work (bmw technicians) say it might be me water pump?? ive been checking me coolant level which isn't going down unless its a really small leak anyone else had this problem or got any other answers?? cars only got 64k on and looked through receipts and its had a water pump on before a think within 10 to 20k miles
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    If its coolant I would just wait and see if it gets worse or try some Radseal
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    Why put rad seal in and mask a problem ?? Find the issue and fix it what engine is this diesel?? If its on the sump it's either water pump located at front or possible thermoset seal on side of the block best thing to do is wipe it off get engine nice and hot and check for leaks
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    +1

    Sort the problem properly otherwise you could end up stuck somewhere with a car that won't hold coolant. Recent thread on water pump failure
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    yup sort the problem dont mess with rad seal!

    check the top rubber hose where it connects to the metal pipe (provide its tdi like mine) mine started weeping and was dripping on to the alternator then going down near the water pump then down to the sump

    It looked like the water pump was leaking
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    its the 1.8t turbo 190bhp on a 54 and i'd never use radseal ect didn't expect problems like this on a car with 60k and full service history so much for "reliable cars" :S
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    Exact same problem i had (twice) it's the pump get it changed asap if it goes it might make the cambelt jump and you lose the engine

    If it's due a belt change then get the whole lot done audi did mine for £549 and that's tensioner roller belt and pump plus new coolant
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    dear that a suppose its about right for a dealership price its still under RAC warranty so they should do it well they have to a guess that's the whole point of a warranty and its had a water pump and timing belt within 20k might even be less that's why I don't think I should be having these problems?
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    If it's still under warranty, get it booked in and sort the problems at no cost.

    And if you don't want stuff to fail, buy something that has no moving parts or electronics...a block of wood maybe...s**t drive though! :laugh:
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