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Old 06-16-2011, 06:19 PM   #1
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lower intake manifold leaking coolant

I noticed some coolant leaking out the front of my engine, where the lower intake manifold attaches. When I took off the manifold, the gasket had corrosion around the areas where the coolant was in the front near the water pump [the oil areas looked fine.]
Any idea what might have caused this? I had cleaned and sanded and brake-cleanered everything, and carefully followed the directions for laying out the gaskets and RTV'ing the corners, and torquing everything down.

Is there a trick I'm missing? I'm trying not to put it all back together and have the same problem pop up.
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Are u sure its there I have a small leak too and if I look carefully its a tube leaking
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:12 PM   #3
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Re: lower intake manifold leaking coolant

what year is ur car?
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Sounds like your coolant was contaminated. Make sure when you put it back together to flush the system clean and start with long life coolant. If you use low life coolant just be sure to flush and replace yearly to keep this problem from reappearing. Changing your coolant is more important than ppl realize.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:28 PM   #5
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Re: lower intake manifold leaking coolant

It's a 96
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