So, why do you believe that the power steering pump being covered in oil is due to a bad water pump? How does the valve cover gasket on bank 1 look?Just looking for an opinion on these images. From my untrained eye it looks like the power steering pump is coated in oil but it's not leaking and in fact the reservoir hasn't dropped at all since I replaced that hose two years ago.
What I do think is going on is the water pump has gone bad which is not surprising because I let it to too long without changing the coolant. I'm pretty sure it destroyed every cooling system in the vehicle. I've already ordered parts to replace the water pump, thermostat, and evaporator core.
I just want opinions as to what this is. The dark spot you see in the top image is not a shadow it is actually oil all along the middle v shape of the engine.