[V8] 1990 V8 Woes

Ingo Rautenberg ingo.rautenberg at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 13:32:50 EST 2007


Half a Gallon?  Sheesh!  My first thoughts would be cracked connector  
fitting under the Expansion Tank and second would be the two O-rings  
connecting the metal coolant pipes to the cylinder heads (underneath  
the the air cleaner intake).  Unless the coolant leak is at the front  
of the motor -- which would point to water pump.  In any case, find  
out WHERE the leak is coming from FIRST.


On Jan 18, 2007, at 1:22 PM, Campozano, Robert (CORP IT) wrote:

> Hi Ingo,
> Absolutely.  It puddles in the morning and after work.  What is  
> interesting is that while the car is warm it loses very little   
> water/coolant.  When the car has sat for hours and is cold, it  
> leaks about half a gallon.  Weird eh.  I guess a seal?  Oh well.   
> I'm biting the bullet anyway.  I have no choice.
> Thanks for the reply Ingo.  It's always good to hear from you.
> Zay Campozano | Computer Engineer | MGM MIRAGE(tm)
> rcampozano at MGMMirage.net
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ingo Rautenberg [mailto:ingo.rautenberg at gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 10:04 AM
> To: Campozano, Robert (CORP IT)
> Cc: V8 Fans
> Subject: Re: [V8] 1990 V8 Woes
> Zay,
> Can't help you with the other things right now, but wrt your coolant
> leak -- do you see any coolant on the ground?  If not,  remove the
> oil cap in the morning before you start the car to make sure you
> don't have a headgasket leak.  If the oil looks foamy and not clear
> -- well, then that's your problem.  Hope that's not the case.
> Ingo

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