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
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
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
> 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.
> Frank Condelli
> Almonte, Ontario, Canada
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