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Anyone know what this leak is

abcheetham

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Set off this morning, just nipped up the road and now have this stream of water(?) streaming out the engine, initially under pressure but now the engine is off it's slowed to a drip. Your diagnosis would be appreciated and I'm wondering if I can get it to the Porsche garage 10 miles away without it being too dangerous tothe engine.
 

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Looks like it's coming from the thermostat housing although the water pump is just to the right of the housing.
At the rate it's dripping out of there I don't think I would risk driving it,
especially if you have some kind of breakdown cover.
Get it transported to the garage.
Shouldn't cost the earth to repair if it's just the thermostat gasket.

Good Luck
Dave
 
DO NOT DRIVE UNTIL FIXED UNLESS YOU WANT A NEW ENGINE TOO

You could check if the thermostat housing is loose or cracked (ie check bolt tensions), else it's probably the pump housing gasket or cracked housing.
 
Engine didn't even get warm so no worries there, I'll tow it to the garage tomorrow :-/
 
Well that was lucky (if you get what I mean)
 
Diagnosis complete and it turns out it's the water pump :-/ so she's about to be towed off to the garage To get fixed
 
abcheetham said:
Diagnosis complete and it turns out it's the water pump :-/ so she's about to be towed off to the garage To get fixed

Could have been worse. Much, much worse :thumb:
 
Well while she's in I'm getting the entire health check and they're going to do whatever crops up so she'll be beautifully sorted when she comes out :)
 
What was the mileage Andy when it failed?
 

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