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Old 02-03-2006, 10:03 PM   #1
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We have already replaced the plastic coolant manifold gasket thing with the metal one when the car went up in smoke at the coffee shop. (People were like "oh noes you car is on fire!!!")

Anyways what are other areas where the coolant is prone to leaking? Everytime I shut off I car I can always smell coolant.
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yeah I had the same issue with the gasket, it is getting on the exhaust it could be from the TB leaking to the front manifold connection pipe or heatshield...that will cause steam. TB is my guess but if not that probably still something with the intake manifolds

Personally I would spray the whole engine down with degreaser and clean it up so you can find the leak.
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We have already replaced the plastic coolant manifold gasket thing with the metal one when the car went up in smoke at the coffee shop. (People were like "oh noes you car is on fire!!!")

Anyways what are other areas where the coolant is prone to leaking? Everytime I shut off I car I can always smell coolant.
Did you replace the coolant bypass hose? They tend to rupture when they get old..

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