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Old 12-27-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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Default 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.
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:57 AM   #2
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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?
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:20 AM   #3
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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.
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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.
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:13 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:24 AM   #6
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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.
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