So, on Saturday before Christmas, with the car loaded with baggage, presents, family and what else, having just locked the front door and with the car on idle I heard wierd whoosh-whoosh-whooosh´y sound. On closer inspection I found the water pump wheel wobbling more than 5 mm at the perimeter (!). Obvisously a failing water pump. :facepalm4:That is being repaired at the moment, but made me wonder if I've had all the engine-model-related issues there are, except for the timing chain (yet?).
- Failing temperature sensor(s)
- Cracked plastic tubes in the cooling system - labour-intensive repair...
- Cracked plastic thermostat housing
- Failing water pump
- Timing chain snapping