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Old 06-06-2012, 01:13 AM   #1
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Coolant in the valley of the engine

So my stang has been eating up some coolant lately and I took a look into the valley where the bottom of the intake manifold is(not sure of technical names or terms lol) but I saw a little puddle of coolant there and am wondering why and how it's leaking any ideas guys???
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What year is your car? how many miles? Chances are either your intake is craked, intake gaskets I would start there. Is there actual coolant sitting on top of the intake? Check all of the hoses that go to the intake and make sure they arent leaking. If they are leaking you might or should see a white residue but not always. Take picture if you can...
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What year is your car? how many miles? Chances are either your intake is craked, intake gaskets I would start there. Is there actual coolant sitting on top of the intake? Check all of the hoses that go to the intake and make sure they arent leaking. If they are leaking you might or should see a white residue but not always. Take picture if you can...
I'll try and take a pic of what I'm talking about today. And it's a 2003 mustang gt with about 82000 miles
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I'll try and take a pic of what I'm talking about today. And it's a 2003 mustang gt with about 82000 miles
oh, I havent heard of 03's having a intake cracking problem but its possible. okie that will work...
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oh, i havent heard of 03's having a intake cracking problem but its possible. Okie that will work...


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yeah I would def say intake gasket, but either way you are going to have to take the intake off. When you take it off make sure its not cracked anywhere.
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yeah I would def say intake gasket, but either way you are going to have to take the intake off. When you take it off make sure its not cracked anywhere.
Hey thanks man yeah I'll definitely do that and would it be worth it to get an aftermarket intake mani?
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Hey thanks man yeah I'll definitely do that and would it be worth it to get an aftermarket intake mani?
Yes and no....im getting one because im going to run boast and I have alot of stuff done to mine already including ported heads. If I were going to take the intake off like you will have to then yes I would change mine.
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Yeah the intake manifolds crack at tye back on the.drivers side.
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Yeah the intake manifolds crack at tye back on the.drivers side.
Ok thanks man yeah I gotta get that fixed
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