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well, went to go strat the engine for the first time!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wraenking, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    but before i did, i saw coolant leaking from on top of the manifold above the #1 cylander. god damnit i say. i am so pissed, but i guess it could be a lot worse.

    i guess ill give you another update tomorrow.
     
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    why is it leaking?
     
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    Did you try just snugging the bolts up a little more?

    Probably won't help anything, then again, simple things sometimes work amazingly well.
     
  4. backcountry

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    What intake manifold do you have installed? Did you dry fit things first to make sure things line up? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    If it is an aluminum one; they usually reccomend a different gasket than for a steel one. Also, you need to make sure to put sealant on a few of the bolts that protrude into the waterway.

    Place a little extra sealant around water jackets.

    I had a simular problem from using the wrong gasket. My leak was into my oil pan. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    ill try all of those guys. its just frustrating as hell. ill get some more sleep and try again in the morning.

    thanks

    tom
     
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    I had the same thing on mine, replaced gaskets w/ felpro and used the silicone at the four coners of the gaskets and no more hypnotic green for me.
     
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    lol. my buddy who is a mechaninc told me to get the felpro. i ordered tham last night, and ill pick them up this afternoon.

    crrossing my fingers /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    Good Luck! Let us know how it turns out. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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