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    Default Coolant dripping

    i found a pool of coolant from under the fan area. It seems to be coming from water pump(?).
    anyone have any experience with this?
    Didnt really have time to thoroughly check. Is this normal? It was fine for months (rebuilt engine).

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    Sounds like your going to be changing the water pump. There is a small weep hole on the bottom that leaks when the water pump is on it's last legs

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    Great. Add that to my list. Can I make it back to my mechanic---120 miles or so?

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    If it's just weeping, probably. Watch your temp gauge. If it just leaks a little, you're okay. If you start spraying all over the place, maybe not. it isn't hard to change a water pump on that engine. The only hard part is getting the front screws holding the fan in place. You realize you'd rather have bolts in there, so you replace them with bolts when you put the fan back on.
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    have fun if its a scout ! pull hood off. jeff

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    It is indeed a Scout.

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    May be worth trying some Bars Leak first.

    WS

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    How does it work? If indeed the wpump is shot, will there be any residue?
    Where do I get it?

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    The engine is a rebuilt one so I believe ( Scout is not with me now) it already has bolts. I checked for the leak but did t have time to do a thorough check. Thanks.

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    Bar's LeaksŪ Radiator Stop Leak Concentrate is specially designed to stop minor cooling system leaks and drips caused by normal cooling system wear and age. (yes I copied and pasted)

    I bought some at O'Reilly Auto parts store although I have seen it in other Auto stores. Can't say anything on residue I have no idea. I just know a couple of people that used it and I used it on my 73 1 ton Int. and it fixed my water pump problem.

    Google it up I am sure there are some reviews on it. Good luck with the pump!

    WS

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