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tangystang 12-27-2013 06:25 PM

oil / coolant in the engine valley
 
Today I noticed that the drivers side under the intake manifold in the valley of the engine was wet. I can't tell if its coolant or oil, and the passanger side is dry as can be, but the driver side looks pretty nasty. Would this be a cracked manifold or head gasket? my car is a 99 gt with the pi motor.

tangystang 12-28-2013 06:57 AM

also, what are the chances that my manifold has cracked? and how would it crack? i believe its the PI manifold being that I have PI heads. It has the aluminum crossover. or would you lean towards a bad gasket?

Stevo86 12-28-2013 08:20 AM

Bad gasket most likely but it could be the manifold. You will have to pop it off to see the underside of it to check. My car has been through 3 of them in it's 165K of fun until I got sick of it and bought an all aluminum one.

tangystang 12-28-2013 08:44 AM

Okay, well I plan on taking it off today to see what I find. I just don't see how the gasket would go bad.

tangystang 12-28-2013 10:13 AM

I took a closer look at it, and its wet right around the aluminum crossover. I believe its leaking where the aluminum crossover sits on the plastic. its only wet at the bottom around that area.

tangystang 12-28-2013 10:24 AM

well heres a picture of it. you can see its a little wet at the bottom of the aluminum piece, and it looks like it may have been also leaking from the thermostat as well. cant really tell.
http://mustangforums.com/forum/membe...1-imag0412.jpg


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