Originally Posted by busyb112
Ok we took the intake off..There are no visible holes inside..but my husband thought about something after I had mentioned this to him...The line that runs into the intake (I think it'* the EGR line??) was full of antifreeze...Let me ask something else...One of the reasons he though he had a cracked block was because he felt water spraying off the motor(like a mist), He could not find exact spot where it might be coming from...Is this a sign of a bad intake also..or do we possibly have another problem elsewheres?....Like I said we bought this car for $400 from a tow company...A friend of ours owns it and he gets all the interstate tows...Once no one claims them, he can sell them. It is in super great shape as far as body and interier..Very clean, the only problem is that the headliner is falling ..This is defiantly worth fixing, but it'* driving me nuts!! LOL Is there a way to test the intake to see if it is bad before you buy a new one?
That sounds like the classic failure. The plastic erodes near the EGR port, and 'violates' a coolant passage. If you look at the pics in the "Vin K" sticky at the top of this forum, you'll see it. If you had coolant in the EGR tube, that'* your problem.
Coolant misting off the engine could be coming off the belt.....from the water pump. Check to see if you have coolant weeping from the bottom of the water pump, or from the bypass hose that connects from the top of the water pump to the lower intake.