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Old 03-13-2012, 07:50 PM   #21
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Dan could it be doing what mine was doing? In which it'* not really leaking into the engine but just threw the bolts?
Is that the $3000 gamble you want to take? The LIM gaskets are VERY prone to failure. We have seen this MANY times.

Post a picture of where its coming from please.
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Anything is possible, which is why I'm asking for a picture.
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Anything is possible, which is why I'm asking for a picture.
Just thought I'd throw it out there.
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Is that the $3000 gamble you want to take? The LIM gaskets are VERY prone to failure. We have seen this MANY times.

Post a picture of where its coming from please.
Just trying to help on options. I had some pooling in mine Dan looked at it and we determined it was just leaking from the bolts. Last two oil changes on my car have been 100% clean, so just trying to throw a possibility out there.
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He said he had it replaced about 2.5 years ago. Which is about the average life of the newer ones. Not even sure if the aluminum framed ones were out then. So, it is a good possibility that his gaskets have failed. I seen mine starting to fail within a year.
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He said he had it replaced about 2.5 years ago. Which is about the average life of the newer ones. Not even sure if the aluminum framed ones were out then. So, it is a good possibility that his gaskets have failed. I seen mine starting to fail within a year.
Yea they don't last very long it seems, just depends on were they fail I guess. I know I'll have to replace mine prolly this summer but since Dan said its just going threw the bolts and not into the engine I'm safe for a bit. Never the less again a pic would be great in this cituation and if they have to be replace get the aluminum ones so you don't have this problem again. I know that'* what I'm going to do so I don't have to replace them every two years.
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Your right about that Jon, don't settle for anyting less than the aluminum ones.
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Your right about that Jon, don't settle for anyting less than the aluminum ones.
When you go to someone else to do it don't let them tell you they can't do it. That'* what I was told before I joined here and it'* about 2.5 years old on mine to and now I'll have to get them done again. If they can't order it, we can get you the link here but don't let them tell you they don't make it cause they do make the aluminum ones.
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I will post the pics tmrw but i do need to get some info on where i can get the aluminum ones from...and if it is leaking from the bolts wht can i do about tht or do i still need to replace them...
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