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Old 02-14-2011, 01:43 PM   #11
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It'* possible someone topped off the radiator with non DEX. This will cause a dark black sludge. A lighter browner sludge is air in the system with old coolant.
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There is a drain plug on each side of the block for coolant. I meant to post a pic early but forgot. Here it is.

Is it the hole to the above/right of the oil filter mount?

The rear of the block looks much different - not sure where there...
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That'* correct. In this picture I have the plug removed. It will be in roughly the same spot in the rear of the block.
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It'* possible someone topped off the radiator with non DEX. This will cause a dark black sludge. A lighter browner sludge is air in the system with old coolant.
Light brown/rust colored...
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The holes for the water passages are only about 1/4" dia, and many were clogged up. Some still are in the above photo
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That'* correct. In this picture I have the plug removed. It will be in roughly the same spot in the rear of the block.
See it, THX!
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No problem! Also, do you have a picture of the lower intake manifold gaskets? Those are common failures on the older 60*V6'* (as xtremerevolution mentioned) but I'm pretty sure that your motor came with the updated gaskets.
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They look great! You did get the updated gaskets.
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They look great! You did get the updated gaskets.
Bought all inclusive kit from Rock auto:
FEL-PRO Part # HS9071PT3 PermaDryŽ; Head Gasket Set
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