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Location: Orlando, FL
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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.
HGs @76K, 106K, and 133k (OEM Gaskets)
Oil Cooler @ 106K
EGR gone, 4" turbo back, ELC, Coolant Filter
Lifted, 35" BFGs