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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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Bad water pump temporary repair

I have an 08 Taurus X with a leaking water pump, so that any coolant going in comes immediately out the weep hole by the alternator. The car has 280,000 miles and a small front bumper collision, so clearly not worth the new water pump. I was wondering if anyone ever tried just plugging the weep hole, relying on the second o ring seal at the water pump. Worst case seems to be the second o ring fails and the coolant mixes with the oil, ruining the engine. Best case is maybe I can go 25,000 miles before that happens (the first o ring lasted 280k!). Thoughts? I was thinking of removing the thermostat to prevent back pressure at cold starts.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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I live in the south, so "cold starts" would mean 50 degrees F.
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