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Coolant flowing out the block in the front
Hey everyone, I thought someone here could perhaps lend a hand in narrowing this leak down.
I noticed what was a leak flowing down the front of the engine and in my experience that meant the waterpump had gone. As such I replaced the pump and before I bolted everything back on I decided to check and be sure it was going to hold coolant. When I put coolant back in the engine it streamed out just as much as before.
The hard part is, I can't see where the leak is coming from. It looks to be behind the pullies somewhere. My next step is to take off the crank pully and any other pully in the way to see if I can locate the leak.
My question is, is there anything right behind there that could be leaking? On all the engines I have rebuilt in the past (351C, 350, 440) all the frost plugs have been on the side. Is there one on the front on the 6.0? Also, looking at the 6.0 bible I noticed there was perhaps a flat steal gasket behind the waterpump region. Has that ever leaked on people before?
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In the garage waiting to install - EGT probe
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