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Old 12-28-2004, 02:17 PM   #1
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OK so if you've red the post REDDISH FLUID UNDER SUPERCHARGER that was the first part of the problem. Now the dexcool has made it'* way into the oil and is all in the valve cover and oil. I noticed it during the oil change today. Is this a head gasket or an intake manifold gasket? Does our intake manifold have coolant passages that run thru it? Any help would be great, i fear i'm going to have to trade it in this time though.
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Coolant does run through the mani gaskets. At this point, that'* my guess, rather than the head gaskets.

LIM gaskets arent't too difficult. I think you can take the LIM off with the SC still attached (can on Series I, anyway) so you don't have to repalce all those gaskets.
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just pulled the valve cover, there is dexcool all in the valleys and everything. The weird thing is i don't have an oil leak around the valve covers where it looks like the dexcool is running in when it puddles up? This is kinda strange I wish i had the dig. cam with me.
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When you look inside the heads, you will notice that there are passages that go straight thru them. It is very possible that it is still the intake manifold gasket. I would highly doubt that it'* a head gasket. It'* not too big a job to remove the supercharger and intake manifold and replace the gasket.

A good time to install an intercooler while you're at it.
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OK this is what I have done. I tightened the manifold bolts, kinda like cheating? I dunno it has stopped the leak for now. I'm sure I will have to do the gasket.
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I thought that the */C'd cars didn't have intake gasket probs???
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I thought that the */C'd cars didn't have intake gasket probs???
Thats what I thought too.
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that type of problem can happen on any car its just more prone to happening on 95-99 series 2 N/A engines
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Tightening the bolts is more likely to worsen the problem than solve it.

At this point, I'd do all gaskets from the supercharger through the LIM. Even the SC gasket can leak coolant if one of the o-rings fails.

It'* not a big job at all, and actually easier on the S2 than the S1.
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Its not that big of a job to change the gaskets, and although its not as common on the L67'* it still happens. My moms SSEi had about 75k on it or so when her LIM gasket went. Tightening the bolts, if it did anything, is not gonna help for very long. Go out and buy the gaskets you need (should be pretty cheap) and give yourself a weekend to tear it apart and put it back together. Then drain the oil to get the coolant out of it. It will be worth the time to do it now and save the engine. You might regret it if you try to hold off on it... I very highly doubt it is head gaskets.

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