Coolant Leak Spots (Pics)

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by chris86uk, May 22, 2016.

  1. chris86uk

    chris86uk Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    My car has had the aluminium cross over intake fitted at some point in its life, but I'm getting these spots of coolant on the block. Do the aluminium ones go bad too or is it just a coincidence and both of the gaskets are leaking?

    The coolant level doesn't seem to drop but it's obviously leaking, even if it's only a small amount.

    Thanks

    Chris

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    DFG_magic Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully it's leaking at the manifold gaskets themselves. If it's leaking internally at the crossover, unfortunately you'll have to replace the entire intake as ford does not sell the respective crossover o-ring gaskets anymore. You'll have to pull the intake to inspect it any further. Unless you're able to pressure test the cooling system and see it push out with your own eyes.
     
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    Thanks for your reply, hopefully just the gaskets then!

    Chris
     
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    No worries! Good luck with it!
     
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    The aluminum crossover intakes go bad too, just not as fast as the plastic ones. There is a thin plastic piece of the manifold that the aluminum crossover bolts to underneath the tstat. That plastic warps over time and leaks. You will need an entire new FRPP manifold if this is the case.

    From where yours is leaking I suspect warping TBTH.