Water pump seals
Got a bit of a coolant smell after running for a bit, so while I've got things torn down a bit for the doohickey, I thought I'd check on the weep hole. Sure enough, there's at least coolant there, and although it's black, I think it might just be road grime mixed with it.
The thing is though, there are no *drips*, and the oil that came out smelled only of oil, no foaming, no milkiness -- no coolant.
So a couple questions:
Can this wait an oil change interval? I'd be interested to see if it maybe clears itself up, or just how bad it is, but I don't want to be dumping $30 of oil in a week, so if it must be done, I'll do it now (got the parts coming in next week)
Second, what do you think of the 'backyard mechanic' method shown here?
Seems to work just fine, and I didn't order a clutch cover gasket (oops) so this would be handy.