Hello all and help? '92 PA coolant elbow
Hello all, Glad to fine this forum. Hope your rides are all funtioning well. My '92 Park Avenue is the best car I have ever owned. I have 4 others and except for my aerostar van they have had their share of major problems. Not the PA it runs smooth and since '94 when I bought it, I have only put about 1000 bucks into it for repair work. It has 142.000 miles and smooth as silk still today. I started getting the brown creem collecting in the overflow tank and loosing coolant so I changed the intake manifold gasket hopeing it is not a head gasget. Will have to give it a few miles to see if the brown creem comes back but in the meantime, after all was put back together I had a leak in the metal cooling elbow pipe. I thought it was the o ring so replaced it and it still leaks. I read on the internet that the metal pipe (yes mine is metal as is the top intake manifold) might be split under the o ring (very thin in this area). Also my pipe does not go into the tension pully for cooling. The dealer or any auto parts stores I have called does not carry this part. I wonder if any of you know a source for a new, or a fix for a split pipe? I am just now going to get going on removeing the pipe again. Thanks in advance for any info or help, I don't want to give this car up even if I find out the head gaskets are the problem.
Thanks a million Kerry