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Date:         Mon, 17 Nov 2003 07:23:25 -0800
Reply-To:     Zoran Mladen <zmaninco@YAHOO.COM>
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From:         Zoran Mladen <zmaninco@YAHOO.COM>
Subject:      Re: Overflow puking water
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That sounds a little strange Frank. What you are proposing is that the waterpump is enabling air to be sucked in. And this is happening to a presuurized system, where any leak wuold allow water to escape out.

I'll be surprised if this solves the problem. I would lean more towards the upper o-ring on the cylinder failing, enabling compression to get into the cooling system.

Please provide the answer when you have it.


--- Frank Condelli <RAlanen@AOL.COM> wrote: > In a message dated 11/17/2003 12:08:35 AM Eastern > Standard Time, > LISTSERV@GERRY.VANAGON.COM writes: > Da bomb is traveling and her van is puking water out > of the overflow. > Mechanic found radiator cap bad and replaced and > it's still doing it. > > Any ideas beyond head gasket leak into the water > system? > Well, funny you should bring this up as I > have a customers van here > now doing exactly the same thing. I have pressure > tested the cooling system to > 30# and the engine to 120# and not a leak anywhere. > BUT, when the engine is > running at anything over idle it is sucking air into > the cooling system and > eventually the main tank purges itself into the > overflow tank. I have spoken > with a few of my "Associates" and have been told > this is a classic water pump > seal faliure. The water pump seal is allowing air > in but not allowing coolant > out. Change the water pump. That's what I will be > doing to this 1.9 engined > van this week. Hopefully it will solve the problem > and not just elevate the > customers bill. > > > Cheers > > Frank Condelli > Almonte, Ontario, Canada > BusFusion a VW Camper camping event, Almonte, ON, > June 10 ~ 13, 2004 > '87 Westy & Lionel Trains > Member: Vanagon List, LiMBO, IWCCC & CCVWC > Vanagon/Vanagon Westfalia Service in the Ottawa > Valley > STEBRO/Vanagon Stainless Steel Mufflers > Frank Condelli & Associates or

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