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Water pump weep hole? HELP!

Had a brief race with a VW GTI filled with teenagers and came home to find white smoke gently flowing from under the hood. Opened the hood and small fume erupted. I could smell coolant.

Upon further inspection the fan, the tipm, and several other parts were soaked, with a reddish hue emanating from the formed puddles.

Squeezing the upper rad hose created a gurgle and spurt from a small hole in the water pump. I'm assuming this is the weep hole, just not certain if this is normal or an indication that I've just blown my water pump?? 2011 WK2 with 93k kms. Help?!

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Re: Water pump weep hole? HELP!

The weep hole tells you the shaft seal has failed. Time for a new pump
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Drove it 3 mins down the road to the garage. Coolant temp went to 87'C and my battery light also went on?!!

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Re: Water pump weep hole? HELP!

Nicjak was right. Dealer also suggested to do a coolant flush, not sure if it was any cheaper given the water pump was replaced. Water pump was done under the 100KM engine/drivetrain warranty. Phew!

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So I should its my day job..glad you got it sorted.
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So I should its my day job..glad you got it sorted.

Well if that's the case.. What are your thoughts on the tune and decarb? Should I just throw 16 new plugs in myself?


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My 2011 overland hemi is getting the water pump replaced under the 5/50 power train warranty whew.... I have 48k on the beast at this time.

I went out to my truck a few days ago and had an orange puddle of coolant under the engine bay. It leaks only when running and hot. I drove it nearly 200 miles without any kind of issue as there is nearly an extra gallon held in the overflow tank.
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