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Old 01-25-2014, 05:29 PM   #1
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I have a 02 GT. I just noticed that I've got some coolant pooling on top of the engine block directly under the PI intake Manifold...

Where could this coolant be leaking from? The intake manifold itself? I can provide pics if needed for better explanation...

What are your thoughts on where its leaking from? The car drives fine and the temp gauge has been fine.....
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could be the intake cracked, the gaskets blown out, or the tube that runs down the center of the valley
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could be the intake cracked, the gaskets blown out, or the tube that runs down the center of the valley
Haha I like that "valley" term. Thats what that area looks exactly like. And the green coolant is the river at the bottom of the valley
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thats the "correct" term for that area lol
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Does this look familiar?

http://mustangforums.com/forum/7943362-post21.html


Mine turned out to be bad head gaskets and a cracked intake manifold.
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thats the "correct" term for that area lol
Oh ok..lol
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Does this look familiar?

http://mustangforums.com/forum/7943362-post21.html


Mine turned out to be bad head gaskets and a cracked intake manifold.
Yea mines in the same spot. The car made it to 96,000 miles before something going bad... My poor baby that I bought new in 2002 is old and now has his first injury ..ever.. I'm sad
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If I do need a new intake manifold...how much do you think labor costs would be for me to have my mechanic swap it in for me? Labor cost estimate.
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book time is either 3 or 4 hours for a mod intake. (cant remember) which at my shop is $90/hr. Clean the whole area, bomb it with a ton of water, spray it dry with air, then pressure test the system and look for the leak
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Thanks for your input whitefox
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I'd say do it yourself, of course make sure you find the leak first before you waste money replacing it. But it's pretty simple. Also if you do it yourself you can save enough money to buy my typhoon intake I have up for sale! Hehe shameless plug. On that note I put the typhoon in years ago because of intake failure which also cost me a cop...been a great intake and I don't have to worry about it breaking.
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I'd say do it yourself, of course make sure you find the leak first before you waste money replacing it. But it's pretty simple. Also if you do it yourself you can save enough money to buy my typhoon intake I have up for sale! Hehe shameless plug. On that note I put the typhoon in years ago because of intake failure which also cost me a cop...been a great intake and I don't have to worry about it breaking.
I have a k&n intake so I'm good in that department.

Anyways, I think just to get the coolant cleaned up from the "valley" the intake manifold would need to be removed anyways?
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I have a k&n intake so I'm good in that department.

Anyways, I think just to get the coolant cleaned up from the "valley" the intake manifold would need to be removed anyways?
What I am talking about is a typhoon intake manifold, not a cold air intake. The intake manifold is possibly what is leaking on your car, meaning you'd have to replace it with a new one, hence why I mentioned mine.
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Yea i realized it was the manifold you were talking about after my last post. Thanks for the offer, i already have a replacement ffrp pi manifold on order just incase i really do need a new one
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No big deal shameless plug anyway
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Take the alternator off and you should be able to see right down the front of the valley, just dont remove any coolant related hoses or parts... bomb it with water, let it dry and then pressure test. It'll most likely be the intake itself, but its always good to test first
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How do u pressure test it?
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If you're lucky it's the line coming out of the water pump... replacing the manifold is really no big deal though.

I probably had my buddies T-bird running to running in about 2 hours... some of that time was letting that bastard cool off some.
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How do u pressure test it?
coolant pressure tester, but your going to need the special adapter that doesnt come with the normal kits. honestly at this point it might be cheaper to pay a shop to diagnose it, and maybe do the work as well... no offense, but if you have to ask this many questions, you dont sound like you should be doing the work
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coolant pressure tester, but your going to need the special adapter that doesnt come with the normal kits. honestly at this point it might be cheaper to pay a shop to diagnose it, and maybe do the work as well... no offense, but if you have to ask this many questions, you dont sound like you should be doing the work
No offense taken...my plan from the beginning was to take it to my shop anyways.. I just like to ask questions and learn from here also...

Although, I know that if I HAD to do it myself I would be fine..I think.

I installed my accufab plenum/throttle body myself so I'm not that horrible at installs..I guess...:/
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