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Old 12-08-2011, 08:17 PM   #16
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Did the head get checked?
Yeah, got resurfacing done too ($250 on top)
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$650, that guy either really likes you or doesnt value his time.
He just opened shop so that has something to do with it. I've also brought him some business to sort of him get started.
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lol is ur buddys name sheldon??
Nope, unless that's the other guy that he opened up shop with. The guy I know is Lars Werner, drives a Nissan Skyline and Mazda RX-7.
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:03 AM   #17
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So with the headgasket fixed and whatnot, car no longer over heats or produces white smoke. Good! But there seems to be a progressive leak from the thermostat/waterpump area... Having looked through the previous owners receipts dating back to 2008, both these items have been replaced so does anyone have an idea of what may be causing this dripping?... It looks like a 3-3.5 hour job tackling it myself (as i intend to if that's the case). Only drips coolant when the car is running so I'm led to believe it has to do with the waterpump.
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:08 AM   #18
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Be sure you see where it is coming from before tackling it, is it the pump or thermostat housing...

It may be 3+ hours if you went crazy at it and had all the proper tools, lift etc. but I reckon youll be much longer. I bet you have 1 hour of just taking crap off and trying not to break pastic clips and clamps along with the fan, mixing coolant etc.

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Old 12-22-2011, 12:01 AM   #19
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I don't think a lift is requied. I can get to both the thermostat and waterpump by removing the fan shroud. Hopefully it's either of these.
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:58 AM   #20
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True, sometimes it can get hard to undo/loosen (fan) and another angle (rom below) is a nice option but not always needed.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:35 AM   #21
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So replaced the waterpump and leak is gone. Would've saved some headaches upping my budget from the get go to get an E39 that didn't need anything, but on the plus side I know I have a lot of new (dating back to 2008 on reciepts from previous owner) parts in the car. Finally road worthy!

Bushings and ball joints to be replaced sometime next year, well after recouping from holidy spending.
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