What gives? I have bought a 2000 OB with supposedly bad head gasket and decided today to move it into my garage for tear-down (about a mile away). I knew though that cooling system is empty since I drained water!!! from the reservoir tank so I decided to fill it with coolant since I didn't want to drive it with empty system - I have poured about half the bottle into the radiator when I noticed a leak coming from the front of the engine - from under the timing belt cover - right smack in the middle. I'm suspecting now that either water pump is bad or even worse, that engine block is cracked (system might of been filed with aqua by the PO... with bad water pump gasket or bad water pump would it leak when cold??? I'm gonna tear it apart in about a week - will move into warm garage but I'd like to know now what to expect - and either get a new water pump with timing belt which I was going to replace anyway or start looking for a replacement, used engine??? look at the pic...
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