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Old 08-13-2006, 01:55 PM   #1
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Well while i was going some rust work on my car today i was trying to see if i could find that little oil leak i have...
when i found it... and a Coolent leak also

Its leaking right around one of the bolts and a little by the seem by the bolt.


This is by the Gage Coolent sensor

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Hurry up and drain your oil. It is most likely making it'* way into the oil too.
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Hurry up and drain your oil. It is most likely making it'* way into the oil too.
oil looks fine, some how...

But sense this is the only car i have and i realy cant get a rid to work nor can i realy use my moms or dads car, so im kinda stuck driving her untill i have the money to fix her, witch wont be till next paychec 2 weeks away. then im going to try to take anextra day off of work and get it done.


Any tips? or thing i should be look for and what i will need to do this and Tools???
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This is pretty simple job. Just make sure to put a rag in the lifter valley as soon as you pop the LIM off. Now'* a good time to dip the LIM in parts cleaner to get the deposits off the inside. Same concept as cleaning the TB.

Make sure to depressurize the fuel rail before you disconnect it.
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Techinfo article to start:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...e=article&k=38

Another link with pictures of the progress.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...f7623028c0c94b
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It'* not a tough job. Pick up a Chilton'* manual to walk you through the process.

Check with the dealer on getting a set of aluminum frame LIM gaskets. They now sell them for the L36, but not sure on the L27.
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Cool thanks guys, this isn;t as hard as the thought it was going to be.

i was affraid that it was going to take like a few days and be a Real PITA...
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The hardest part of the job is cleaning everything.
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Good catch there, Bandit. Sorry you had to find it..but then again better to find it this way instead of white smoke. How much coolant have you been losing? I understand that you have to drive it, and it "should" be okay, however you never know. It'* like driving a ticking time bomb.
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Good catch there, Bandit. Sorry you had to find it..but then again better to find it this way instead of white smoke. How much coolant have you been losing? I understand that you have to drive it, and it "should" be okay, however you never know. It'* like driving a ticking time bomb.
i havan;y realy seen any loos... but i do get a oil/coolent drip under my car when i park it. its like about the size od a qualter or so..

so its doesn;t ook that bad yet, but im going to try to save and fit it with in the next few weeks. befor something gets bad
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