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Old 02-29-2004, 07:34 PM   #1
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Default Intake Coolant Leak (Gusher) HELP!!!!

I have a major leak coming from the drivers side back of intake. Here are picture links to view it in action. Anyone know what it is going to take to repair it. I know from reading that it is common. 1993 SSEi 3.8L 1

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the links dont work
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No water in oil and no steam from tailpipe. Just the gusher leak from under the intake.
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form the pics I would guess the TB gasket
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What kind of cost and how much trouble?
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around 20$ and time
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First of all, this isn't common at all on an SSEi. Second, if you have a 4.8 liter, I wanna get one!

This could be either the TB gasket, one of the coolant bypass o-rings in the lower intake manifold, or a leak between the lower intake and rear head. Further investigation will be required. Clean it up and watch carefully. Top off your reservior first.
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oops didnt notice it was an SSEi or i wouldnt have offered the upper intake failure link....whoops
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