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post #1 of 13 Old 04-15-2012, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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For those with coolant leaking from passanger side rear of block

I am just wrapping up a tear down to re-do a VR/BO gasket job with OEM HG.

I found this quite interesting:

I got everything wrapped up today and started re-filling with distilled water and coolant, all the sudden I hear it leaking out the other side of the motor (rear passenger corner of block). After examining the area I realized I missed installing the last corner small bolt that goes in the top of the head. Don't know how, but I did.

Evidently the last small head bolt on top of the head extends into a coolant passage inside the block! Well I had a small drip just like some guys have explained after sitting over night and would notice dripping off the starter and trans cooling lines. My thought is this is the source of the small leak some including myself have experienced. I thought it was HG leaking externally because they were shot, but now I know. Hopefully I will be okay with it missing, I think someone told me the top bolts are not needed anyway.

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coolant leak?

Hey guys, I have a stock 04 PS that runs like a champ and Ive havent had any issues with it as of 87,000 miles. But now every once in a while there will be a drop or two of coolant on my floor after sitting a day or two on the passengers side rear of the engine area. I can see where it has dripped off the starter motor and onto the floor. I got underneath the truck but cant seem to find it. Any suggestions?


thanks for you help

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Check the EGR cooler connection hose... If it is orange its bad for sure...if its blue then carefully check it... that is the most common coolant leak around the passenger side of the engine



here is a pic of where it is.. on top of the engine under turbo.


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Your right I just came back from the garage and its the red hose on the EGR , its leaking like its not tight enough but only when its cold I suppose, so how hard of a fix is this ? It appears the turbo may have to come off or not?



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Atleast all the piping needs to come off around the turbo... i'm not really sure if you need the turbo off



just start digging in and see

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Also, I would suggest getting an EGR delete while your in there



Get rid of the whole thing...it will save your Head Gaskets

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Sorry to bring up an old thread, but I'm puzzled right now. I had my truck fully bullet proofed about a month ago. EGR delete, studs, bpd oil cooler, new gaskets, 175 sticks and all the other small updated parts.

The past 2 mornings I've noticed coolant puddles under my truck. It's dripping off of the hole in the crossmember on my passenger side. It's on my tranny lines and dripping off my oil pan as well.

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check the heater control valve near the dipstick

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who's delete ? it will still have the above referenced cooling hose won't it ?

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Also I put a new degas bottle on 3 days ago because mine was supposedly cracked. And this just started happening after I did that.
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