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Old 01-12-2013, 04:39 PM   #1
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Default Problem with coolant elbow replacement.

Hello everyone! I couldn't find thread with similar problem so i decided to create a new one.
So as i was trying to replace the plastic coolant elbows on the tensioner belt assebly, one of them cracked and half of it went down in the manifold.
Is there any way i can get it out without taking the whole thing apart, and how bad it could be for the engine if i start it once? (if worst comes to worst and i will have to take it to the shop)
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If you are talking about the elbow that goes into the lower intake manifold, yes, you can get it out, BUT, your going to lose some coolant. Remove the upper radiator hose from the thermostat housing, removing housing/thermostat and dump about a gallon of water into the intake manifold. This should push that piece out.
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Thanks, i was actually thinking about this option, though i didn't know what could happen to the engine after i dump water in the manifold.
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Though, I do recommend a complete flush and fill after this is done. Who knows what your coolant rating will be after this is done.
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When you replace the elbow I recommend going with the new aluminum coolant elbows, and you won't have that problem ever reoccur.

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When you replace the elbow I recommend going with the new aluminum coolant elbows, and you won't have that problem ever reoccur.

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Agreed! Looks better too.
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