S/W ,gtv sold, Mito
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: United Kingdom
I had my belts inc pump changed a few months ago, driving the car home i noticed the temp gauge fluctuating between 70 and 90, a week later a whine sound so garage replaced aux idler..noise still there but just had to live with it.
Have noticed car using more fuel than usual and needing a top up of coolant every now and then, never needed
topping up before in the last 3 years.
I had a new aluminum rad 2 years ago with thermostat and fan resistor so thought its just normal usage.
Last weekend there was a whining noise at high revs 5000 and temp gauge up to 100 until fan cut in.
Got home took cam covers off and new water pump was covered in pink crusty dried coolant, also on tensioner.
Today had a new waterpump fitted and belt and driving home temp gauge at 90 solid, it did not move at idle and
even pushing at 6500rpm still 90.
Might be worth a look under the cover for staining around pump (mine was leaking through bearing/ shaft).
Could be temp sender, or thermostat. hope this helps.