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Temporary Waterpump Leak Fix (pepper Etc) - Probetalk.com Forums

Temporary Waterpump Leak Fix (pepper Etc) - Probetalk.com Forums

temporary waterpump leak fix (pepper etc) 2nd Gen (93-97) V6 2.5L Discussion of Maint Issues for V6 temporary waterpump leak fix (pepper etc) ok guys i have a probelm, my waterpumps stuffed, its monday and i have to drive the car untill friday to work and back, i need to top up every stop now otherwise it looses too much water and overheats. is there a temporary fix so i can stop it from leaking so quickly? i know its only 4 days but today after 3min of driving it overheated because i diddnt top it up, luckily i pulled over quickly and shut it off. if anyone has seen bush mechanics i kinda can add a new dodgy thing to their list, having no water in the car (left the 2l bottle for constant topups near my tank) i let it cool down for a few min then removed my washer squirter line to the hood (topped up my washer fluid with water last week luckily) and was able to fill up the raditaor with it from the top filler cap. i highy reccommend against doing this but its my car so meh. ive tried finly gound pepper, diddnt do much anything else worked for you guys? p.s. please do not frown upon the dodginess of my work im 1/2 Polish. Supercharged - 94' PGT: ZE, MS2, W/M Injection, weight reduced, manual steering because weekend race car! To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts. Turbocharged - 06' WRX: 3" exh, ECUTEK ROM, MRT intercooler, VF34 To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts. Nitrous Oxide - 79' Yamaha QT50 'Yamahopper' 70cc, MLM pipe, VM18 carb, dual stage reeds etc. To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts. nah its from the water pump area. (timing belt cover) Supercharged - 94' PGT: Z Continue reading >>

How To Fix A Coolant Leak?

How To Fix A Coolant Leak?

Before we get to how to fix a coolantleak, lets talk about why it is important to fix yourleak quickly. If your car is leaking coolant, it will run normally until the coolant level gets too low. Once it is low, there will not be enough coolant to keep your engine at the normal operating temperature and the engine will over heat. For more information about the dangers of an overheated engine, read our blog here: Fixing your coolant leak quickly will ensure your vehicle has the proper coolant level to stay cool and safe. Coolant leaks can come from a variety of places in your vehicle and where the leak is will dictate the best solution. There are at least 4 hoses associated with the cooling system in your vehicle, but possibly many more. There will be a hose that carries coolant from the bottom of the radiator into the water pump and another hose that carries coolant from the top of the engine back to the radiator. There will also be hoses that carry coolant to and from the heater core, which is most likely located under your dashboard so the hoses will travel from the motor back to the firewall, or the rear of the engine bay. Overtime due to heat and age the ends of those hoses can become brittle and begin to crack where they are attached causing small leaks. In this case, the best thing to do is purchase a new hose and clamps and replace the broken hose. The thermostat is usually on the top on the engine, but in cases, as in many Subarus can be located on the bottom of the engine. Its likely near the water pump and is closed in a housing that is near one of the hoses going to the radiator at the front of your vehicle. This housing is usually bolted on so that it can be easily removed if you need to replace the thermostat. It is possible that the thermostat housing can Continue reading >>

Leaking Water Pump; Stop Leak A Help? - Saturnfans.com Forums

Leaking Water Pump; Stop Leak A Help? - Saturnfans.com Forums

I've just had a mechanic confirm that the water pump is leaking. The leak isn't serious, but it is annoying-I hate leaks! It's a manageable problem for the time being. I'll replace the water pump myself but don't have the time for it now. I hope to be able to put it off until early November if all goes well. The mechanic recommended using a stop leak. So I have a question for the Forum: is there any brand of stop leak that seems to work best in these aluminum engines? If so, are there any brands I should avoid? The blessings of liberty erode in my country. Gov't's grown bigger, but a chance exists that it will be reduced. I'm cautiously hopeful. Rate the quality of this post and help pierrot reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you! Location: Is this heaven?....No, it's Iowa! Re: leaking water pump; stop leak a help? I've just had a mechanic confirm that the water pump is leaking. The leak isn't serious, but it is annoying-I hate leaks! It's a manageable problem for the time being. I'll replace the water pump myself but don't have the time for it now. I hope to be able to put it off until early November if all goes well. The mechanic recommended using a stop leak. So I have a question for the Forum: is there any brand of stop leak that seems to work best in these aluminum engines? If so, are there any brands I should avoid? I'm sorry to say that no stop leak will work here. 2007 Ion 2 Quad Coupe 5-speed manual 177K miles Rate the quality of this post and help ruley73 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you! Re: leaking water pump; stop leak a help? Well, if you like playing Russian roulette, chances are that any stop leak used won't work on Continue reading >>

Radiator Leak And Overheating Symptoms

Radiator Leak And Overheating Symptoms

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Water Pump Failure - How To Repair A Faulty Water Pump | K-seal

Water Pump Failure - How To Repair A Faulty Water Pump | K-seal

If you want to avoid expensive mechanic bills but dont have the technical knowledge or experience needed to resolve a leaking water pump in any other way, K-Seal is the option for you it can fix most leaks in the water pump casing and in the seals. Want to get hold of a bottle to fix your water pump? Use our simple stockist search facility and get back on the road fast. What Are the Symptoms of Water Pump Failure? The engine may be overheating, which you may not be able to ascertain until the warning light comes on. A general idea of what the operating temperature should be might help, but only if it can be easily measured Coolant may beleaking around the water pump through the weep holes on the casing. There will be a puddle on the floor when the car has stood in the same position for a few hours all you have to do then is follow the leak to its source The water pump may be making more noise than it usually does when the engine is running (though this will mean that you have to know how much noise it should usually make). The source of the louder noise will probably come from a defective impeller or an impeller that is coming away from its shaft, in which case it will have to be replaced How Much Will Water Pump Repair Cost at a Garage? The cost of replacing a water pump will vary considerably depending on a number of factors, such as the garage you visit and the car you drive. Although the cost of a water pump will usually be somewhere between $50and $75, the amount charged for labour will boost the total you pay. Some water pump replacement jobs can cost as much as $500. Its therefore important to get quotes from a range of local mechanics so you can be sure youre getting the best deal. The water pump ensures that enough coolant liquid is flowing around the cooling Continue reading >>

10 Best Radiator Stop Leak Reviews

10 Best Radiator Stop Leak Reviews

Sometimes, the radiator of your car may misbehave, and you start wondering what to do. For sure, there is an inevitable need to worry since this may spell a disaster to your engine. Remember, that engine cannot run for a long time without the cooling system or rather the radiator. However, Radiator Stop Leaks have been invented to help counter that problem of a leaking radiator. Radiator stop leaks are powders or liquid, specially designed to be added to the cooling system to stop or prevent leaks. It is usually added to the coolant to offer emergency and simple radiator repair. Due to the numerous brands of the stop leaks thronging our market every day, purchase decision may be hard. Thats why we have resulted to outlining the top 10 best radiator stop leaks. Remember that a radiator uses water that passes through tubes to cool the whole of the engine. So, when the radiator is said to be leaking, it means that the tubes or the gaskets are broken or have holes or even they arent tight enough. This results to the coolant dripping out of the system This is quite a dangerous situation especially if youre quite a distance away from the repair shop. If an engine runs without getting cooled, this can result to knocks or other severe complications. So, what the stop leaks will do is to seal and prevent the leaking areas The process of stopping these leaks is that complicated. The stop leaks materials act as blocking or plugging materials which are added to the coolant. Once the sealant reaches the leaking area, it binds itself and fixes the holes. However, it worth understanding that these stop leaks will only act as a temporary solution to buy you time to reach the repair center. Radiator stop leak is of particular importance in the event of water pump gasket leak. These are Continue reading >>

Coolant Leak Repair K-seal 236ml

Coolant Leak Repair K-seal 236ml

Now {{PriceData.TradePrice | currency}} each Trade Price inc GST Ends {{PriceData.TradePriceEndDate | date:'dd/MM/yyyy'}} *Afterpay is now available for purchases over $100.00 and under $1500.00 more info Price based on {{NearestStoreData.NearestStore.StoreLocationName}}, {{NearestStoreData.NearestStore.StoreLocationState}} store Now {{PriceData.TradePrice | currency}} each Trade Price inc GST Ends {{PriceData.TradePriceEndDate | date:'dd/MM/yyyy'}} *Afterpay is now available for purchases over $100.00 and under $1500.00 more info Price based on {{NearestStoreData.NearestStore.StoreLocationName}}, {{NearestStoreData.NearestStore.StoreLocationState}} store K-Seal is a radiator stop leak and repairer suitable for use with all water cooled engines including cars, motorbikes, commercial vehicles, heavy plant, agricultural machinery, marine engines and generators. Please wait while we load your product... Please complete your selections above before adding to the cart One-step permanent, total coolant leak repair Seals leaks in radiators, blocks, heads, head gaskets, heater core and water pump casing Permanent repair, Simple to use, Antifreeze friendly Only {{StockLevel}} left in stock 10+ in stock Usually delivered within 2 to 5 business days. Need it sooner? Check availability at your local store. For full shipping terms and conditions please click here Please select all options above to check availability. Your nearest store ( change or use my current location ): Your nearest stores to {{StockSearch.SearchLabel}} ( change ): In Stock Sold Out Not Available Call store to confirm Call to confirm No stores were found near to {{StockSearch.SearchLabel}} ( change ) For store trading hours and contact details, click on the icons or use our store locator . If you can't find ava Continue reading >>

How Would I Temporarily Repair My Water Pump, So That I Can Drive It To The Repair Shop?

How Would I Temporarily Repair My Water Pump, So That I Can Drive It To The Repair Shop?

How would I temporarily repair my water pump, so that I can drive it to the repair shop? I have a 1997 mercedes 320e and it is leaking very bad. I need a temporary fix for the water pump, so that I can take it to the repair shop that is 10 min. away. Are you sure you want to delete this answer? Best Answer: You can't fix the water pump temporarily, but what you can do is store a lot of extra water in your car and stop to refill the radiator as needed. If the leak isn't too bad, you can probably make it ten minutes away without having to refill at all. If it's a bad leak, you may need quite a bit of water. I have done this before and it worked pretty well for me. Don't try and don't listen to these idiots telling you to leave the cap off or give it a go. The engine will get hot in much less than 10 minutes and those heads are very lightweight aluminum that don't do well when overheated. Not having pressure in the cooling system is almost as bad as not having water with that engine. The easiest way is to have someone replace the pump on the spot. Otherwise, shell out the $50 for a tow unless you want to risk trashing the engine. fill the radiator and reservoir tank completely drive to shop when least amount of traffic i don think you can do nething that will fix it temp...i would load your raidator up with coolant and put the heat on max to take the heat away from the engine put ur hazzards on and drive no more than 20mph...or have some 1 tie a thing tow rope arounf the front of the frame and have them pull you old mechanic trick get pepper and pour it in there/use a whole box if you have it/works I think this question violates the Community Guidelines Chat or rant, adult content, spam, insulting other members, show more I think this question violates the Terms of Servic Continue reading >>

How To Repair A Cooling System Water Pump Head Gasket How To Repair A Cooling System Water Pump Head Gasket

How To Repair A Cooling System Water Pump Head Gasket How To Repair A Cooling System Water Pump Head Gasket

Thecooling system water pumphead gasket is important to keep any engines temperature under control. If an engine overheats or is involved in any type of trauma it can distort the metal of the gaskets and cause them to crack. A cracked gasket can lead to further damage to the engine and the car overall. While it is a big job to try and replace the head gasket completely, there are temporary fixes you can do to buy some time. The following is one way to temporarily repair he head gasket in a cooling system water pump. It is important to remember this is only a temporary fix. A new head gasket will eventually be needed but this method will safely allow the vehicle to continue to perform at maximum capacity until the repair can be made. Before you can do any work to repair the head gasket, the coolant must be drained from the radiator. Prior to attempting any work on the car engine you should allow the car to sit for at least 30 minutes to sufficiently cool down. Once the engine has cooled, you can drain the radiator through the valve underneath the car. Drain all of the coolant into the drainage pan and then transfer it into a sealed container for disposal. Be sure to dispose of the coolant safely at any mechanics garage. The next step is to pour in the engine block sealant. It should be mixed with water before you pour it into the radiator according to the particular guidelines of the sealant you are using. When the sealant fills in the cracks in the gasket it will form into a hard glass substance that will seal the crack sufficiently. Once it has been added, you will need to allow the engine to idle for another 30 minutes so the sealant can cover the entire surface area of the engine. The vehicle will need to be driven over the next day with only the block sealant in th Continue reading >>

Water Pump Leaking, Use Stop Leak Treatment Temporarily? - Corvette Forum : Digitalcorvettes.com Corvette Forums

Water Pump Leaking, Use Stop Leak Treatment Temporarily? - Corvette Forum : Digitalcorvettes.com Corvette Forums

Water pump leaking, use stop leak treatment temporarily? Found out that my water pump is leaking. I already bought a new water pump and will get it installed. The pump is leaking through the weep hole, so as i understand the bearings are bad, hence the purchase of the new water pump. As a temporary fix, though, so i can at least reach the weekend to fix it, will putting in a coolant stop leak treatment do any good? Or would it be useless to put that crap in my system, especially since it's going to be drained anyway? Basically, I don't have time during the week, with work and all, so I just need to buy a few days time so that I can take care of it over the weekend. Found out that my water pump is leaking. I already bought a new water pump and will get it installed. The pump is leaking through the weep hole, so as i understand the bearings are bad, hence the purchase of the new water pump. As a temporary fix, though, so i can at least reach the weekend to fix it, will putting in a coolant stop leak treatment do any good? Or would it be useless to put that crap in my system, especially since it's going to be drained anyway? Basically, I don't have time during the week, with work and all, so I just need to buy a few days time so that I can take care of it over the weekend. Don't use the stop leak if you are planning on replacing the pump in a few days. It will only cause other parts of the system to gum up and require a flush after the fact. "tis not the king who rules with an iron hand-- But 'tis the prophet, who whispers in his ear, that rules the land.." It will cause nothing but problems to use stop leak. Stop leak is for small cracks an pinholes. Not huge gaps between the impeller shaft and front water pump seal. Here is what is most likely going on in your water pum Continue reading >>

"alumiseal" To Fix A Possible Leaky Water Pump? - Chevy And Gmc Duramax Diesel Forum

"AlumiSeal" to fix a possible leaky water pump? Before anyone reads the title and immediately starts to rip into me for even considering this option I have a back story. Well about 6 months ago after driving my truck around all day I noticed a few drops (about 4 or 5 at most) of coolant under the middle front part of the motor and I was afraid it was the leaking out of the weep hole in the water pump. That was over 6 months and about 10k miles ago and I haven't seen a drop since until yesterday when again it leaked about 3-4 drops of coolant after a full day of driving. So I was talking to a friend of mine who has an '02 that had a similar issue at one point in time and because of financial restraints he decided to try "AlumiSeal" (I believe that's how it's spelled) as a temporary fix so he could save up the $500+ to get it fixed. 4 years and almost 150k miles later he hasnt seen a drop since and hasn't had any cooling issues even pulling a 10K+ lbs trailer all summer long in the 100+ degree Texas summer. I am very skeptical of this but I thought I would see if anyone else had tried this or a similar product and had any luck before I completely gave up on the idea. Thanks. Edit: By the way my coolant level has not gone down at all over 6 months and my temp never gets even close to 210 so I'm not even sure if there's any issue but I just thought I'd see if anyone had any experience anyways. 2001 Chevy LB7..ZF-6..245k Miles and Counting..Stock except for a Hypertech Programmer and 285's. Last edited by jd1083; 03-31-2012 at 12:38 AM. The point of the weep hole is to tell you that your water pump is about to go bad. Trying to get it from "stop weeping" is pretty self defeating. It sucks, but I would pony up the money and get the pump fixed. Otherwise you will be in the sa Continue reading >>

How To Seal A Leaking Radiator

How To Seal A Leaking Radiator

A leak in your radiator can result in losing enough coolant to cause your vehicle to overheat, but there are other indications that you may be losing coolant. If you keep your eyes peeled for signs that your radiator is leaking, you may be able to repair it before it becomes an issue. There are a number of ways to seal small cracks and holes in radiators that you can utilize to get back on the road with minimal hassle. There are even a few tricks that can work in an emergency to seal small leaks long enough to get you home or to a mechanic. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/b\/b3\/Seal-a-Leaking-Radiator-Step-1-Version-3.jpg\/v4-460px-Seal-a-Leaking-Radiator-Step-1-Version-3.jpg","bigUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/b\/b3\/Seal-a-Leaking-Radiator-Step-1-Version-3.jpg\/v4-760px-Seal-a-Leaking-Radiator-Step-1-Version-3.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":760,"bigHeight":570} Look for a rise in the temperature gauge. Your radiator dissipates heat to help maintain the optimal operating temperature for your vehicles engine. A leak in your radiator will result in lost coolant, which will compromise the systems ability to reduce that temperature. When your coolant system begins to fail, the temperature gauge on your dash board will climb. If your vehicle has been running consistently warmer or if you have recently begun having issues with overheating, you may have a leak in your radiator. [1] Remember that overheating can cause serious damage to the engine in your vehicle. Stop driving immediately if your vehicle begins to overheat. If your vehicle has been running hotter than usual, you may have a slow leak, as there is still enough coolant in the system to keep the engine cool enough to operate. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.w Continue reading >>

Fixing Your Blown Or Leaking Head Gasket In One Affordable Easy Step

Fixing Your Blown Or Leaking Head Gasket In One Affordable Easy Step

Home Blog Fixing Your Blown or Leaking Head Gasket in One Affordable Easy Step Fixing Your Blown or Leaking Head Gasket in One Affordable Easy Step Your Options for Fixing a Blown Head Gasket Your cars head gasket is a simple piece of metal coated in a rubber-like material, and yet head gasket failure is one of the single most crippling ailments an engine can face. We talk to customers every day about it. To understand why this is such a big deal, you need to understand the important role your head gasket plays in your engines health. In the simplest terms, your engine can be separated into two major sections. The top of the engine, where valves control airflow in and out of the cylinders and fuel is introduced to the cylinder bank, is called the head. The bottom of the engine is much larger by volume, and is where the cylinders and pistons that convert fuel into forward motion live. For proper engine function, there must be an airtight seal between these two sections. Your head gasket ensures that seal is maintained, but after years of wear and use, gaskets can dry out, crack and fail. When this happens, oil, coolant and fuel end up in the wrong places and the risk of overheating becomes extremely high. Paying a mechanic to repair the gasket with a new part can be extremely expensive (and may not be worth it if budgets are tight or the car is not worth the cost of repair), but depending on the severity of the failure, there are some alternative options to consider. As you can see, the first step if you believe your car is suffering from gasket failure is to evaluate the severity of the damage. If your car overheats in a very short time ( les than 15-20 minutes), you will most likely need to have a mechanic replace the factory gasket, which can cost up $1,500 to $3,000 Continue reading >>

How To Fix A Coolant Leak

How To Fix A Coolant Leak

Green or orange liquid leaking from your car may be a coolant leak. (Photo courtesy of Evelyn Giggles) Is you car leaking coolant? Look for green or orange liquid leaking from your car. Green or orange liquid coming from you car may indicate you have a coolant leak. Luckily, brightly colored coolant (a.k.a. antifreeze) is very easy to spot. However, getting to the root of the leak may be harder to determine. Your car may have a hole in a radiator hose or a blown head gasket. Either way, you should have the repair fixed as soon as possible. Low coolant can cause your car to overheat and cause serious damage the engine. Here are some tips on what to do about a car coolant leak: First, place a piece of cardboard underneath your car and leave it there overnight. Take a look at the cardboard in the morning to determine a rough estimate of the location of the car coolant leak. Then, open the hood and look for signs of the leak. Check the radiator hose and clamps for signs of wetness. If it's coming from the radiator, you'll need to replace it. If the leak is coming from a hose or hose clamp, you will simply need to replace the hose. MORE: How Often Should I Flush My Radiator? If you can't find the source of the coolant leak easily, there may be another issue at hand. A coolant leak can also be caused by a blown gasket head. The gasket head is extremely important to your car's engine. It seals the cylinder head to the engine block. Serious leaks resulting from a blown gasket head can result in coolant and oil mixing or complete loss of compression, which may cause severe problems driving your car, according to Cars Direct . To determine if your car has blown the gasket head, take a look at the engine temperature gauge. If it's overheating, it may indicate a blown head gasket. Continue reading >>

Sometimes There's A Quick Fix For A Coolant Leak -

Sometimes There's A Quick Fix For A Coolant Leak -

One of the best money-saving products youll find anywhere are cooling system sealers. These products can generally seal small coolant leaks temporarily or even permanently depending on the location of the leak and its severity. A bottle of sealer often can provide a relatively inexpensive fix for what would otherwise be a major repair expense. Cooling system sealers also can be used for preventive maintenance to stop small leaks before they turn into big ones. Engine rebuilders often place a small cube of sealer inside a freshly rebuilt engines cooling jacket to reduce the risk of any coolant leaks when the engine is installed in a vehicle. Many fleets also use coolant sealers on a regular basis for the same reason, to reduce the risk of leaks that could cause a breakdown and down time for a much needed vehicle. A coolant leak is bad news because any loss of coolant will eventually cause an engine to overheat. Most late-model cooling systems have little reserve capacity, which means the loss of a quart of coolant may be enough to make an engine run hot and overheat. It doesnt matter where a leak occurs because coolant is constantly circulating throughout the entire system. It flows through the engine block and heads, hoses, radiator and heater core. The coolant is hot (180 to 200 degrees F) and is under constant pressure (usually 7 to 15 lbs. or more) so even a tiny pinhole anywhere in the system can spray out quite a bit of coolant in a very short period of time. Common leak points include the water pump shaft seal, radiator end cap seams, the heater core, intake manifold and cylinder head gaskets, radiator and heater hoses, the thermostat housing, expansion plugs in the engine block, hairline cracks in cast iron heads and blocks, and porosity leaks in aluminum head a Continue reading >>

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