Cant find the manifold crack??

pissedoffpony

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Hi Guys- New here- Talking about a bone stock 97 GT conv,t with only 25 k miles...Today my stang left me stranded with a huge coolant leak. Limped it home, upon filling up the resivoir I could hear coolant leaking out the rear drivers underneath the manifold but I couldnt see anything. Tore it down and pulled the manifold off but I cant see any obvious cracks like Ive heard about these all plastic-no alum crossover. The Wife said she saw no wife smoke behind me driving home- what gives- maybe just the manifold gasket?? Should I replace the manifold anyway. Planning on checking the compression on number 8 tommorrow just to make sure its not the head gasket...

The way this thing was pouring out coolant I was sure I would be able to see a crack. Would a bad gasket leak that bad?? This thing is hardly driven and I pretty much baby it. Any help or insight would be appreciated as I dont have the time or money to keep tearing it down to try to fix it...

Thanks-
 

19mustang95

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if its coming otu the back, it is probably a gasket, since the plastic intake cracks in the front because of the stress the alternator puts on the crossover since it's bracket is connected to it.
 

spitfirees20

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You could just replace the gasket... or while you're at it, replace the manifold with a P.I. intake with an aluminum crossover and snag a couple of extra ponies :dancing6:
 

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Have someone in the car while you are looking at the engine. Have that person rev the car to almost 6,000rpms. You will definitely see it then... I took video of me reving that high and I could see a definite squirt. Other than that it was hard to find.

I have a NPI with aluminum cross over for sell if you need. Not really advertising it right now.

See my "plastic intake replacement" link for more info.
 

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