RE: [DML] Heading into the valley of death
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RE: [DML] Heading into the valley of death



Once you have had a coolant leak you can get corrosion, possibly severe,
particularly in these holes.  It is also worth the time to meticulously
clean the valley, including these holes, and apply heat resistant
protective paint in the valley as well.  Carefully protect all the inlet
ports that you expose as you do this work.

 

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From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Thomas Mc Auley
Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 2:41 AM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [DML] Heading into the valley of death

 

Probably better replacing as much as you can, like the distributor cap
and rotor, all gaskets you come across, all sensors (in the y-coolant
pipe) and maybe even the waterpump. I am currently doing the same job
and I am replacing almost everything I come across.

Also, at the middle of the block there are four holes about four inches
deep. These will be clogged up with dirt and grime. Probably best to
clean them out

Hope that helps.

Thomas

Ryan Wright <ryanpwright@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:ryanpwright%40gmail.com> >
wrote:
So, I've had a very small coolant leak for awhile. Couldn't pinpoint
where it was coming from. Today, while replacing my alternator belt, I
got a slight glimpse into the valley of death via my Surefire
taclight. Looks to be filled with coolant. Doh!!

I'm guessing it's the hose(s) under there. I actually have new ones
waiting for this exact job. Now I need to get to it.

Is there anything I should know before venturing in? Any seals I'm
going to break that I'll have to replace? Anything else I should do or
replace while I'm in there? I was ready to start unbolting things
tonight, but I'd rather not have the car disassembled for weeks while
I wait for parts I didn't know I might need. It's perfectly drivable
now (just have to top off the coolant every 3 weeks or so).

-Ryan

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