2004 xterra 6cyl 3.3L (160k miles) & 2003 xterra 6cyl 3.3L (dead engine)
I did get as good of a look as I could above the water pump (before I had to take the camera scope back) and from what I can see all is dry.Well the thermostat housing and the two hoses connected to that are worth a second look since they are directly above the water pump. Do you see any signs of coolant above the water pump or are all the traces below the pump? I would wipe a clean paper towel along the upper side of the pump and the thermostat housing to see if you pick up coolant traces on the paper towel. I would also have to wonder if all of the new water pump bolts are tightened properly. Assume nothing!
OBTW...what the devil is that bottle brush peaking out at us in the 2nd to last picture?
That brush thing has a funny back story, I said the same thing, hang on & ill show you lol... I tagged you in another post on here where someone else found and asked about it