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Leak in Engine Block

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tsquared275, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. tsquared275

    tsquared275 Registered Member

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    This morning, I started up my Blazer, and I noticed some smoke coming from my engine bay. So I killed the enigine, popped the hood, and noticed some radiator fluid coming out of the passenger side of the engine block at a steady stream. I believe this is a freeze plug, or somthing like it, but I just wanted to double check, and if anyone has some sort of diagram of a 350 engine block, that would be great! Thanks for any help!
     
  2. 88Silverado

    88Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    Could be a couple of things. Loose hose clamp on the lower water pump port, a leaky water pump gasket or hose, could be the freeze plug. You really need to get under the vehicle and find the leak first. Dont want to do the repair job twice.
     
  3. MTMike

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    At the front of the engine? More than likely it's a water pump gasket like 88silverado said.

    Thats a much more common/likely culprit than a freeze plug.
     

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