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Old 02-16-2004, 05:07 PM   #1
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When i was working on my coupler change earlier i discovered a green liquid seaping out of the throttle body. i havent taken the supercharger off yet but i know there is some in there too. what can this mean can it possibly be antifreeze
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ok so what does antifreeze in the tb mean
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ok so what does antifreeze in the tb mean
I'm not sure about the Series I, but on a Series II it would be a gasket leak between the supercharger and the throttle body.

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I'm sure its very similar situation, sounds like a leaky gasket. If it was an NA engine I would be more worried.

Are you running low on coolant?
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ive kept it filled but its been burning it a lot lately
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try your tb gasket?
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could this have messed up my motor or anything like that if that coolant got in there
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there isnt any coolant in my motor. this gasket might be the cause of my mystery problems when i get it on ill let u know
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It likely hasn't caused any major damage, but fix the gasket immediately. Once all done you might want to do a top engine clean using GM Cleens or similar pruduct, be sure to do this in a somwhat remote location because it puts out a lot of smoke. You might also want to do an oil change.

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