Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Taif. Saudi Arabia
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So I'm doing 195 - 200 kph and bang!
The fan assembly made a good attempt at coming through the bonnet.... (big dent visible in the middle of it all of a sudden)... water temp doesn't move, low water light doesn't come on, power steering still ok, a\c still working.... Hmnnn
So keeping an eye on all those things and being 200km from home in the middle of a desert during the Hadj pilgramage... with the wife in the car and with possibly some very unfriendly locals about i slow down to 120 and keep going to the service area 10 km away.....
No indications from within the car of anything further amiss, after 5 km i'm starting to feel confident the beast will get me back safe.....Wait a moment is that sand being kicked up or blue smoke?........ it might be smoke?.... b@@@er it's definitely smoke! So i stop....
There's nothing left of the header tank, the fan is completely gone there's no water and there's oil leaking into a puddle under the car from what i thought was the main oil seal. Ho Hum.
$500 LATER .... NEW RAD, NEW HEADER TANK, NEW FAN CLUTCH ASSY,NEW FAN, NEW MAIN OIL SEAL,NEW RAD SURROUND.
problem is it still leaks oil. runs great, doesn't overheat, still pulls 230+
Intake oil seals i'm thinking...you can see oil around the base of the intake manifold in the middle of the engine.... ? don't think it's the rocker box covers ....any ideas? Can't think of anywhere else it can leak oil from the front of the engine.
Last edited by harryinsaudi; 12-08-2009 at 05:57 AM.