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Old 03-13-2008, 04:58 PM   #1
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Hay all, 95' SSEi...noticed a little drip under Bonnie today and found it to be coolant, so I proceeded to investigate and noticed coolant sitting on the intake under SC and transfer hose(from intake to water pump)? Stuck my finger under it to see if it was coming from the hose, and snap!! All I did was touch it. Now the OD threads remain inside the intake...flush, nothing hanging out. What is the best way to get this out, and can I w/o having to remove nosecone?!! Help...please! Tnx! Also I saw a posting for cooling bleed procedure...thought I saved it, but can't find it. Does anyone have the link?
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Removing the tensioner pulley will give you better access. I'd probably take an old screwdriver and bend the tip to make a hook to reach in the hole and pull it out/break it out.

Obviously pulling the SC and LIM would make the process of getting it out 100x easier
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Is this fitting plastic from the factory?
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Is this fitting plastic from the factory?
hehe, yes. makes you wonder , doesn't it.
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Yes, it'* plastic, but most replacements at most auto parts stores are steel.
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Got it taken care of! Yes I did bugger up the threads on the intake in the process, hard to get in there with SC nosecone/pulley right there. I tried to thread the new (metal) GM fitting in with oil and it went in and out fine; used thred sealer and I assume the o-ring will handle the rest, no leaks!
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