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    Hey Guys,

    Just a quickie, i've had my water pump replaced as discussed in another thread. (Sticking bearing, causing an horrendous racket that sounding like the camblet tensioner about to snap )

    This is on an 03 1.8 SXI, so cambelt etc. all had to come off.

    The garage, mentioned that this could have been the cause of me having to top the coolant up more regulary than usual?? Could this be the case?

    I have also had problems with my temperature gauge giving wierd readings, but since the water pump has been done, the temp guage is back to normal, and the cooling fan cut's in at around 85-90, and the engine is definately running at a more sustained temp, as proven by the warm bonnet after a 15 minute journey.

    Could this have also been solved since having the pump done, or is it just coincidence??

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    Why not. It could have been leaking water from the pump and its now circulating the water around the engine better
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    yep, it could well have been the cause of the coolant loss... when the pumps bearings go, the gland seals take a hammering, so often let coolant weep past..it would have shown up as a reddish stain on the old pump...and if it had suffered the other waterpump problem ( corroded or broken impeller) then it would really affect the temp in the way you describe...

    sounds like an allround result for the cost of a pump and fitting..

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    Yes definately,

    Running much better now without any shadow of a doubt.

    And the best bit...Got it sorted through an independant who i know for £45!!!

    He's a decent bloke and is an old school mechanic, not like some of the vauxhall "laptop" technicians of this era!

    Thanks guys.

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