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Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:24 pm 
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hi i have a leak thats dripping coolant down onto the oil filter, its fairly slow leaking but i cant find the site its leaking from, almost seems to be coming from nowhere. anyone have/had a similar leak or know the cause? just wondering if its somethign serious, as i cant see any hoses in that area. its an ef v8.
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Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:09 pm 
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Check the small hoses from the Throttlebody to the inlet manifold. They are on the rear of the EGR spacer and go to the back of the Inlet Manifold. Mine leaked from the day i brought it, but a maniflold conversion gave me an excuse to delete these hoses. They are fro extrelemy cold weather and prevent the TB from freezing.
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Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:59 pm 
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Check heater hoses etc.. I can't think of any coolant lines above ?? Maybe from front assembly ??? It could be frost / welsh plugs on your block have rusted through?? They are above filter...Do them asap or they'll go bad in the most embarrassing time!! Trust me...

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:33 pm 
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thats where mine went
it tracked along head and droped above crossmember
ripped my hair finding it

ps its a bugger to replace in my books anyway

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:22 pm 
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Its far easier to replace them when on a hoist...The X member may have to be lowered??? With a bar across engine bay to hold engine in place..Engine mounts will have to be undone...

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:57 am 
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cheers for that, after having a good look at it last night, it appears to be coming from behind the power steering pump or around that area. its definitely not from the back of the engine from what i can see. I plan to take the power steering pump off to get a look behind it and looking in the manual i have, i may be able to just move the pump to the side without having to drain the power steering fluid etc. is that right?
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Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:35 pm 
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mine also weeps from that area
from behind the water pump there is a plate onto the block

not a 8 person just getting into it with my xr8 i bought
all my other cars have been 6's

 

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