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Old 03-10-2008, 09:13 PM   #11
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So I got back from driving for about 45 minutes and the radiator cap was cold to the touch, I didn't try & take it off though. Also the coolant hose on the bottom was cold while the one on the top was very hot to the touch. So does this probably mean either the uim or lim / both?

Gotta let it cool then I will pull the plugs (put them in november).
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Upper hose should be hotter than the lower.

And that doesn't indicate anything.

All 6 plugs should be an even tan color. If any of them look otherwise, we want to know. Keep them in order so we know what cylinder they came out of. Also, please check the UIM for MFR info.
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I pulled the plugs and one of them seems slightly different colored. I'll try & get a picture up soon, when looking at car its the lower left plug. Not sure if it matters but the white casing is also a burnt color & the plug smelled funny sorta like burning plastic. Definetly smelled different than the other plugs.

Still trying to find out what the maker of the uim i put in was, may take a day or so as it isn't clearly printed only found the # 06095.
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If it didn't smell like fuel or oil, it'* burning DEX. You need to change your LIM gaskets.

Look at this page:

http://www.zillamotorsports.com/DEX

Scroll down to the pic wiht the blue and red edits showing failure/wicking paths in the gaskets. The lower left cylinder as you face the engine (closest to the coils) is the #1. Coolant has breached the coolant port (marked DEX in the pic) and is being sucked into the #1 intake port.
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So whats the time range for doing the lim? I will probably have my brothers help who is good with these things.
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Not trying to hijack here but willwren that was a great article that you wrote on the "dex effects" on the LIM, I'm adding that link to my favorites.
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I was able to narrow down the dripping noises I hear after shutting off my car & they seem to be coming from the heater core area? As I stated earlier this was replaced at end of last year maybe aug-sept. Has anyone had this happen to them? The dripping sounds kinda loud so I'm not sure if there is a bad seal when installed or what. Actually I'm not sure if its a bad seal as there is no leakage onto the floorboards like happened when the core went out last year. Could air possibly be in the system? Any ideas?

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