Sorry, this post is like 700 pages long and I don't have the time to read the entire thing. Was just offering a suggestionProblem is, and I say so in the post, it's dripping from the belt end of the motor, and the drops are not small either.
The cap, radiator and pump were all replaced by AAMCO 2 years ago.
I still believe your timing was a tooth off on one of the cams. Enough to make it run bad but not enough that it wouldn't run. I've seen it happen more than once...Anyway, back to the car, spent Friday and yesterday replacing the water pump and the small coolant hose to the throttle body and this time, make double sure that the timing was spot on and the car now idles smoothly down to 627 or so rpms, normal for this car, though I still get no short term fuel trims flirting between -3/+3 range and the car
I'm not even going to comment on this... but good luck with the car.Pb4tugotobed,
sorry, I don't buy that excuse.
It's a discourtesy to skip over entries in a thread and then ask what's already been covered and say you don't have time. Obviously, you are here, so you are making time to read, right?
The first time always takes the most time. After you've done a timing belt or two (or two hundred...) it's not a big deal at all. Last timing belt I changed on my p5 only took me a couple hours start to finish, with beer breaksAs for the timing, I had hoped it would not be that as I had not been looking forward to tearing into that but you are likely right in the timing.
Thus the comment I made about double checking the timing when I put things back together after the water pump replacement. That whole reinstall went smoother than even I anticipated.