Looks like it’ll be headed back to the shop in town, in the fullness of time.
I was so pleased with myself. I got the radiator replaced without much delay. New hoses, everything sorted out, no parts left over. With a new radiator cap, for the first time since I started driving it 11 years ago, the cooling system held pressure! Actual pressure!
Then this afternoon I went out to drive it to D&L’s place. And on the dirt under the front…
Going so far as to actually fix the coolant leaks may have been a mistake. Now the damned thing needs a water pump.
I am reminded, to my disgust, of oil leaks in Oldsmobile 5.7L “diesel” engines. Customers would ask “can you fix that?” I would say, “Sure I can. Where would you like it to leak next?”
I hated doing water pumps even when I was used to wrenching on engines. That was over 30 years ago. I’m going to need to pay somebody else for this one.