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I had my Water Pump replaced 2 years ago "08 Redline" at the dealership with a lifetime warranty. I always keep an eye on my temperature as I'm driving. Noticed it running warmer then normal and climbing so I shut it down at 225 and called a rollback wrecker. Had them take it to the same dealership that replaced the Water Pump. After having it 2 days they call me and say it's an internal problem with the water pump. They said what drives the pump is broken inside...Can someone with knowledge about this please comment? Thanks in advance!!!

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That would be a chain, but if that broke you'd hear it and it would make a very loud clatter.

Unless they're talking about the sprocket that drives the water pump...have them give you the details as to what is broken and what will be replaced. Will give us a better idea of what they're saying is wrong.


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It's definitely not making a loud clatter, actually none at all. They said it would cost me around 3 grand to have them fix it.

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It's definitely not making a loud clatter, actually none at all. They said it would cost me around 3 grand to have them fix it.
Have them give you an estimate of what work is to be performed and what parts will be replaced. Something sounds off about that.

If it's not clattering then I don't know what they're replacing. The Sprocket seems pretty straightforward (anyone with any experience with that part and how it might fail?) and a chain failure...well...you'd hear something and the engine would shake more when running since that chain also operates the engine balancers.


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Mine had an overheat issue, and it was an air bubble in the cooling system. Temp gauge said 225 and I was able to turn it off for a while and drive home since it was about 1/4 mile away.

Here is a video on how to properly bleed the system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF5Ka4oeCxA

Then I installed these check valves to stop it from reoccurring

http://www.crateenginedepot.com/pdfs/20876185.pdf

Maybe it's just as simple for you? Hoping you get it resolved.
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Mine had an overheat issue, and it was an air bubble in the cooling system. Temp gauge said 225 and I was able to turn it off for a while and drive home since it was about 1/4 mile away.

Here is a video on how to properly bleed the system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF5Ka4oeCxA

Then I installed these check valves to stop it from reoccurring

http://www.crateenginedepot.com/pdfs/20876185.pdf

Maybe it's just as simple for you? Hoping you get it resolved.
True but if that were the case either it would have popped up much sooner than 2 years or there is a coolant leak somewhere.

Also, 225 may not be too hot depending on what you're doing. We had a drive here in So Cal with about 15 Kappas...Sky's and Solstices, Turbo and NA. We went up a steep grade with about 7 miles of nothing but switchback turns in 100 degree weather. At the top, only one car was showing temps below 230 and it was mine with a brand new thermostat in it (Only 2.4 turbo in the group and still was reading 220). Most were at 230-235.


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My first hint at some issue was the heat would not get very warm, then have bursts of being warm (this was winter, so about 45-50 outside).
A few weeks of that went by with less and less heat from heater before the 225-235 overheat issue, and really thought the cooling system or possibly engine was done.

Read up that this is common for the LNF and maybe the 2.4, and there is a TSB for it with the solution of 2x air bleed valves to keep it from happening again.

https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/...tml#post938806

Had a few performance mechanics look at it and the design... One of them said that the expansion tank looks like it's pulled from another vehicle that may have it higher up than in the Kappa, and that it looks familiar.

190-205 is normal range for my car.
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