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Old 07-13-2009, 08:22 PM   #1
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I have a 2000 SSEi and it has a slow coolant leak on the inflo elbo on my intake manifold. the shop says there isnt a gaasket thats soposed to be there but I have taken it off to clean with emery cloth and made sure it was a clean connection. anyone have a recomendation to stop the leak. I realy hate the smell of coolant.
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If it'* the elbow on the LIM below the SC, the elbow has some O rings on them and it might be damaged. Those are pretty easy to replace. You can also try some RTV Blue on the part as well.
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Id use some non rtv stuff named THE RIGHT STUFF. Best stuff i have ever used. i use it on everything from water pump, to valve covers to timing covers to intakes. very very great stuff.
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A lot of times parts of the elbow that fit into the LIM to make it snug break off, easiest just to buy a new one and be done with it, ZZP has them pretty cheap just make sure you get the right one, you are looking for the UPPER, about 30 minutes install if you can take the belt off, unbolt the alternator, and pulling the elbow housing off
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The correct fix is to pick up a new set of elbows. Most parts stores have it or can order the package. Dorman 47065 comes with upper and lower elbows.

Clean the holes out well, making sure you remove any old chunk of elbow and use a little oil/grease/vasoline to lubricate the new ones before sliding them into place.

When doing this, it is easiest to remove the alternator and it'* bracket. The bracket has both elbows going to it and this facilitates the change.
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