Originally Posted by Concillian
sounds to me like water pump is a likely suspect. Not much else that isn't on top that would get the timing cover wet.
If it is, the good news is that it sounds like if you did what you say you did, there's probably no damage to anything else and while it's not a cheap fix to have a shop replace the water pump, it's not a REALLY expensive fix like it would have been if you had run dry for a while before noticing the temp rising.
Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I mean there's coolant on about everything under there, a little tiny bit in the timing cover but it seems consistent with the seam in the cover so that explains it I guess. Not too thrilled, as I wouldn't expect the water pump to take a **** so soon. But it happens. Car will be going in Monday, I just want it back on the road at this point.