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Old December 10th, 2010, 09:40 PM
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Coolant leak?

Was driving home and my temp gauge went to hot in traffic. Thought it was odd. Turned on heat, started moving and it went down. Next light got hot again. Stopped, opened hood to see coolant on oil filter and fan. Coolant is low but not empty.

Can't see what decided to leak. Hose maybe?
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Old December 10th, 2010, 10:52 PM
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What a POS
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Old December 10th, 2010, 10:58 PM
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You let them tow your truck with your dog in there?
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Old December 10th, 2010, 11:10 PM
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faulty hose clamp ?
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Old December 10th, 2010, 11:13 PM
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I thought it would be funny to let him sit in there while I towed it. He didn't mind. I never have these issues in my hummer.

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faulty hose clamp ?
Not sure. I need to look when it is light out. I am sure the system will need to be pressurized.
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Old December 11th, 2010, 08:17 AM
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My truck was overheating 2 weeks ago. It ended up being the heater hose clamps were loose. Tightened them down and no problems. Check all the clamps. Add a little to the expansion tank, don't over fill.
Check your hoses too. Mine are old and in need of replacements.
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I am sure the system will need to be pressurized.
Do you have the brass radiator plug? Is your radiator plug in good shape?
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Old December 11th, 2010, 12:35 PM
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Well the expansion tank was empty but it could be a clamp. I am having it looked at today.

Horsey,

First change I made when I got it was radiator plugs and oil lines.

Always a good start though
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Old December 11th, 2010, 03:37 PM
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Waterpump - what should that cost and should be replaced with genuine?
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Old December 11th, 2010, 11:40 PM
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nobody has a comment on after market water pumps or what the job should cost?
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Old December 12th, 2010, 09:53 PM
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not a single comment on the water pump. I know there are other threads but I would think someone would have something to say.

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Old December 13th, 2010, 02:20 PM
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As big of a PITA that it is to change the h2o pumps on the old v-belt set-up's....I would only use a Genuine pump. As far as the labor...2 hours if everything goes as planned with no broken timing cover bolts. Good luck.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 02:34 PM
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thanks for the info.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 03:51 PM
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Buy two. One for the tuck and one for next time. If it's a Rover part it is sure to fail when you need it most.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 05:43 PM
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work is being done by a shop as I don't have the time to rip it apart right now.
new water pump and thermastat
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Sorry I just saw this. Water pumps typically have a weep hole that lets you know when the pump is about to go. The hole is right under the pump shaft and will start leaking fluid fairly rapidly. I have a '94 and used this pump from AB. http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/STC483.cfm It's not hard or technically difficult job to do, but it is friggin messy. Would it have been so hard to put a nice little drain plug some where?

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Old December 15th, 2010, 01:02 AM
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Yeah mine was dumping coolant out the weep hole. Anyway, got it fixed. I should have known something over the last few weeks. I would start the truck and hear a loud screech for a few seconds. I thought it was power steering related. The truck is now running well.

Now I have two minor issues. Washer fluid wont come out and my hazard switch needs to be held down to work.
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