mac, isn't that a VQ motor? Those probably got the water pump INSIDE the timing case , in the crankcase oil , and I believe the design is a DOUBLE outer O-ring (possibly double shaft seal too ) and when 1st shaft seal leaks , it dribbles in-between - the center both large outer o-rings - down and out to the pavement through a "dribble passage " in block.Very expensive time consuming fix. Couldn't have been done by mechanic yet , going by the EXPLANATION , and probably "steams-off-dry" quickly and not so noticeble yet causes all the above problems!
Water pump drizzle -drippi 'n
Constantly causing a low coolant level, G's accelerating allows coolant to temporarily fill the heater!