waterpump leak

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  1. aba

    aba

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    hi all.
    i recently purchased my first motorhome. a brand new dethleffs advantage 7871 double floor tag axle jobby.
    when i went to collect said MH when we were given our hand over tour of the van the hand over man noticed that the coolant level was a little low in the engine and said that he would top get it topped up.
    we couldn't take said MH home due to a postal hiccup which meant the insurance didn't arrive in time for it to be taxed so we arranged to collect 3 days later.
    when i arrived at home i just parked it up as it was dark and snowing.
    the following day i decided to have a good look round and noticed a pink crusty trail in one of the lockers between the floors. i traced it to the alde engine heat exchanger pump thinking one of the hose clips may just be a little loose i tightened the clips cleaned up the mess and thought no more of it. last week we took it for a run and when i returned home i looked at the suspect area and yes once again a small pool of pink antifreeze so i looked a little closer and the pump has a hair line crack in the impellor housing. i dont want to drive the MH whilst its leaking through fear of the damage to the underfloor bulkheads with this leakage but on the other hand i dont want to remove the pump for fear of invalidating any warranties on the van. the dealer i bought it from is over 100 miles away. just wondering what my options are.
    thanks in advance
    andy
     
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  3. aba

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    thanks for that mark i will email alde just to see if this is going to cost me or if its going to be a free warranty job.
    andy.
     
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    if it does have to go to the dealers then let them arrange collection/recovery.
    it could last for years leaking or it could fail 5 miles down the road.....result, blown head gasket/siezure/cracked head.

    i got from sheffield to scarborough (around 100 miles) with a badly leaking water pump on a landrover disco but had to stop twice to refill the rad and header tank.

    guaranteed warrenty repair anyway so i didnt care if it did seize:RollEyes:
     
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    mind you if it had had a proper check over before the hand over i may not have had any problems but there may already be some other posts on that subject..:Rofl1:
     
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