possible intake or head leak - time for rebuild?

Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by mikewashere, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. mikewashere

    mikewashere New Member

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    Hi guys just looking for some insight on this situation I've got myself in lol I purchased this 95 GT a few months ago for a great price. with 290xxx km's on it, which is about 180xxx miles for you guys. Now on warm up I've noticed a bit of a coolant smell through the tailpipe. I purchased this car with the SVO/cobra intake manifold on it. That's all I really know so far that has been done. I'm hoping this smell is due to an intake manifold leak and not cylinder heads. I have yet to pull the plugs its been cold here.

    So I'm thinking worst case it being head gaskets since I have everything apart what are some budget build bolt ons I could look into?
     
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    blackdemon007 Active Member

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    What is the actual amount you would be looking to spend?

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    $1000-1500 would be good. I don't think there's much at all on the market for that I'm better off saving for a good set of heads if that's the case though.

    The more I read into this I find more info. Can anyone shed some light on this heater hose in the back of the intake issue that seems common? Could this cause coolant smell in the tailpipe?

    thanks