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Old 09-28-2009, 02:04 PM   #11
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Word of advise....those rubber o rings in the help kit are useless and will start to leak in a few months. I had to pull mine back apart and resuse the factory o-rings and then silicone the heck out of it to get it to not leak. I tried getting rubber o-rings that I could use as a replacement, but didnt have any luck.
Seems that you may have had an install issue. I've installed well over 50 of these and never had an issue. Clean the LIM, WP and tensioner where these elbows go in to be free of any debris and then lightly coat the o-rings in vasoline or oil etc to help them slide in w/o getting nicked.

On the tensioner there is one bolt at the back of the engine you won't be able to see. It is circled in the below picture

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Great info. Thanks!
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No problems with my O rings. They do need a light lube or they can tear, or twist.
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Ok, I bought and replaced the old fittings and O-rings with the new ones. The install was easy and pretty straight forward with the helpful info posted up. Again, thanks! The leak is now gone and after driving it for a full day, the coolant level in right where it'* suppose to be.

Check out the condition of the old fittings. It'* no wonder why they were leaking. The forward (to the front) fitting was actually completely broken on both side that holds on the O-ring. I had to dig the broken pieces out of both the intake manifold and pully assembly. The pics are from my cell phone, so their not that great.


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You got to love the easy fixes. Great to here it'* all better now.
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Good job on the repair!

We have seen instances where the elbows have broken off and the person making the repairs has not completely pulled out all the bits and pieces, only to install the new elbows and have bigger leaks.
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The install on mine were fine. The o-rings included in the "help" pack were orange. I made sure everything was clean and there was no debris and I lightly lubed the new orings before putting them in. What happened was that the o-rings became flat. Kinda hard to explain, but they actually flattened out and would no longer seal. I took them back out and used the new plastic fittings and the original o-rings and so far no leaks in 30,000 miles. Maybe I got a bad set of o-rings.
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i had coolant leaking and couldnt figure it out! come to find out the neck on the radiator had a crack in it and was leaking like crazy! had to get NEW radiator and it was 160 bucks...
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