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Old 03-17-2008, 11:05 PM   #1
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Well I noticed a small coolant leak and after doing a search here I think I know what it is just wanted to post to get opinions.


What ever the problem maybe I won't be able to fix it myself because i suck with cars. So can you give me a list of parts I will need so at least I can save myself some money instead of getting ripped off from where ever i get it fixed at. BTW I noticed this a while back before I joined here and kinda forgot about it till tonight when i noticed my coolant low.
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You may want to study this. Your supercharger takes the place of the upper intake manifold, so you can disregard that part of it.
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...e=article&k=38
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So you don't think it is the uim? I am taking it in tomorrow. Any guesses on what it could be. The leak does go back further from where the arrow in the picture shows. it goes back a bit further then the plugs. Just past some nuts i believe. She runs great so IDK, oil is clean doesn't seem to be any cooliant in it at all. Its leaking for sure some where though but not dripping down anywhere on the ground that I can tell.
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ometimes pooling in depressions on the LIM casting
Yea thats where mine is where the arrow is pointing. Sound about right?
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Any ideas on price to get it fixed at a shop?
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It'* likely the lower intake gasket, with coolant wicking up the bolts. Various shops charge different amounts. I've heard prices ranging from about $450 to $1500. Did you read the techinfo article?
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Yea I read it and thats what led me to conclude what you also said. I read that article before and just refreshing my memory so I can tell the guys at the shop prolly what it is. Anything else I should know before i go tomorrow morning?
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I don't know how I didn't come across that dexi cool stuff is bad. That needs to go also.
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OK, good...then you should have a fair idea of what is involved, and parts needed. The most important issue is that they use the GM aluminum framed LIM gaskets. Refilling with the "all makes/all models" or "mixes with any color" coolant is recommended.
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Yea I will have to tell them when they call me tom and confirm what it is. You think I should do the elbows also?
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