A few weeks back, a group of guys and I went on a cruise. At one of the pit stops, one of the guys noticed that I was leaking water. He asked if my AC was on. I told him no and saw a puddle on the ground. I was like...WTF!!! I popped the hood and another guy saw water on my underbody plastic panel that covers the bottom of the rad. It wasn't much and I had water in the res, we just kept on driving.
So, this is what I did today....after working on the car, checking the rad and changing the oil. I found good news and bad news.
Good News...I don't need a new rad, but I do need to replace the bottom hose. It seems to be a cheapo hose and its leaking at the mouth where it connects to the rad. I push and pull on the opening and see water, but its not pouring out. When I do my rad flush, I will be fixing it
Bad News...Now, when I checked my oil yesterday and noticed that I was very low on oil. I haven't seen any leaks on the ground, or the top part of the motor. So I thought, great im burning oil and it must be the rings or something. When I jacked the car up and noticed that my oil pan was smeared in oil. I thought it might have been the drain plug. It wasn't, cus its coming from my oil pan gasket GRRR!!!
Another Bad News...As I skimmed under the car and noticed that there is a rubber boot. It looks similar to the axle boot, but its behind the front sway bar and connects to my suspension. Its got grease coming out and the boot was pulled off from where it was supposed to sit. I pushed it back but doubt that I fixed it. I might need to replace the CV boot as well, since I noticed there is some cracking in the seems. Im going to get my car looked at by my mechanic. Will be making a list of problems that needs to be attended to.
Well, in the long run, im saving money on the rad issue. And I get to buy a new clutch kit instead. More likely an Exedy Stage 1 organic clutch with a lightweight flywheel. Im starting to get annoyed by the bearing squeeking, and it seems to be getting louder. Or maybe its just me subconsciously saying, get that shyt fixed...NOW!!! lol Of course, im hoping its the TOB and not the ISB "fingers crossed"
Engine 2jz-ge w/SRT intake; HP header; Toyomoto ypipe
ICE/Interior Kenwood Excelon w/Nav; Fsport shift knob
Exterior JDM headlights; foglights; taillights; SportDesign grille; RX shorty antenna
Suspension Tanabe coilovers; SuperPro bushings; FIGs toe links
Wheels Volk Racing wheels; Staggered 17x8/9; Conti DWS
Last edited by IS3_FTW; 06-14-2014 at 06:44 PM.