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Old 12-19-2012, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just did my valve clearance check and when I put everything back together coolant started leaking.

Words can not express my disappointment.

It's coming from the base of the metal pipe that comes out of the front cylinder up to the radiator inlet.

Couldn't find anything in the manual regarding this.

Anyone have a clue where to start?


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Just replace the o ring rubber sealant.
That happened when the valvecover was removed.During removal the steel pipe was pried or pushed. The old ring cracked,now its leaking.
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Is the coolant actively dripping while the engine is running? Are you certain it's not dripping down from the hose connection above? Did you drain some of the coolant before removing the valve cover? If not, it may just be some coolant that spilled over down from the top of the tube when the cover was off. Otherwise, it could be the o-ring like stated above.
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