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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 06-27-2005, 02:48 PM   #31
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i also have been using the new prestone 50/50 coolant. go to prestone.com and you will see what im talking about. its the one where you can use that coolant for any color.

I'm no expert..... but shouldn't you be using Dex-Cool? Isn't that what our engines were designed for? (someone correct me if I'm wrong).

Also the coolant you were talking about Steve only protects to 275f (says right on the website).... so if the temp was approaching 250-260 if would have been a good idea to shut her down.
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Oh, i know what WP mean. water pump, YAAAAY!!! but i dont think its the water pump. its dry on the passenger side
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Check your coolant elbows. I had my upper CE explode on me yesterday on the way to a family reunion 120 miles away. 70 miles through and the car told me it was disabling the AC because the motor was too hot. I looked down at the temp gauge and it was 284. Not good. Immediately pulled over and had it towed to the shop. CE is in pieces all over the side of the motor.

i will take a peak at it now since i saw your thread and what it looks like
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Steve....front driver side... how far to the front? Can you tell us what it is directly underneath?

Then you'll need to figure out where the leak is, don't just assume it'* directly over the puddle. Sometimes fluids run along frame and things before they hit the ground....plus if you have that stupid plastic splash shield under the front end...it'll mask the actual culprit.

I'm thinking radiator or hose. Your hoses are possibly original..meaning 8 years old. Also the radiators have plastic ends on them. They heat up and flex, this causes cracks in then ends. Usually they only leak and dribble which alerts the driver and you get it fixed. Only other thing over there that would be the first to check would be if you someone didn't put the t-stat housing back on properly.
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hey steve dumb question is the bleeder screw gone on the t-stat housing? if so problem sovled
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hey steve dumb question is the bleeder screw gone on the t-stat housing? if so problem sovled
its still on there
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Is it tight? Is it leaking from the TB gasket? I'd go TB Gasket, thermostat gasket, or radiator hose, being on that side of the motor.
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hes telling me its coming from the driver side radiator....what side is the drain **** ?????
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drain is on the drivers side
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drain is on the drivers side
ok thats where the water is coming from he told me i will double check after i get off work

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anyone knows what this whole is?
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