So we have this block from a junk yard and its left one question in my mind since I’ve pulled the heads off. Why did you get ditched?! Well, I found the answer today. Lets take a look!
So it started when I noticed the alternator bracket and timing belt cover had grooves from the belt. We know what that looks like, I left those photos out. After removing the cover and the bracket, this is what I found.
So the assumption would be that the bolt at the top broke and the assembly was, at some point, under enough pressure to bend the accessories, change the path of the belt, and crack the water pump housing. This would cause the coolant to constantly drain but no obvious place it was leaving. Maybe it over heated? Maybe not, but with as much as I had to do to get it off, I’d be willing to bet that it would not had been a cheap repair.
Results: New water pump. Hell yes.