When it rains, it pours
Paul R. Luevano
paul at clarity.net
Fri Jan 17 10:35:02 EST 2003
Phil Rose wrote:
> Oozing from the coolant flange gasket (the central, triangular one) is a
> common occurance. Mine did that for months--leaving coolant collected at
> the spot you mentioned. I bought a flange gasket and tried to remove the
> flange to install it, but couldn't loosen the allen bolts. So... I left it
> alone and the leak eventually "went away". It lost a few ounces of coolant
Hmmm, very interesting. I have notice a leak for a few weeks now, but it has
come and gone. I had just topped off my coolant. I'll have to look in that
area more closely.
> per week, I'd estimate. Also that leakage tended to stop if I let the
> coolant drop about 0.5" below the normal level. My motto--"If you (and the
> vehicle) can endure it, don't fix it."
I'd subscribe to that philosophy as well, except I don't trust the car not to
leave me stranded somewhere when it is freaking freezing and snowing out.
> Could also be a leak from our favorite part, the MFTS. A third source might
> be the aux pump (that's a good one to try and catch before it "lets go"
I should have added, MFTS just replaced, Aux. pump currently "bypassed" due to
an earlier failure. Now I'm wondering if the coolant I saw and attributed to
the aux pump, might have been the same thing I'm seeing now?
Loss is not dramatic, but enough that i noticed it pooling under the car.
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