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Old 08-13-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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Coolant Gremlin

I started having a coolant leak a couple weeks ago. Slow drip coming from driver's side around the lower radiator hose. I changed the hose and the clamps & refilled coolant. It leaks intermittently only when I park..not while running. I have traced it to the top of the lower radiator hose. It seems to be running out of the top of the hose and I have tried tightening the clamp and moving it up and down the neck. Any ideas here? I am frustrated

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Old 08-13-2012, 06:48 PM   #2
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and it sometimes leaks a tiny bit and other times it pours out and creates a huge puddle!

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Old 08-14-2012, 12:33 AM   #3
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Take the hose off, sand the lower neck on the water pump, and put the hose back on with 2 clamps side by side. if it still leaks, you can put some black rtv sealant on it as well.

But i would bet that either the leak is coming from the pump itself, or the lower water neck is cracked. And you need a new pump.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:18 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. My father came and looked at it last night and said cracked neck right off the bat. He said to try some JB weld on the neck if it was cracked. I am going to work on this later and will post results.
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:38 PM   #5
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You can solder thse things if it isn't to bad much like a piece of copper.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:32 PM   #6
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Took the hose off the neck and found what i believe to be a crack. I put some steel epoxy putty with a temp rating of +500 over the crack. I took it for a half hour spin and no leaking afterward. I am going to take it for a longer ride tomorrow with more frequent stops to see how it holds up.

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