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leaky things in 79 brat
Posted 06 May 2004 - 02:25 PM
dripping stopped so i went in and took a look see at my engine... i checked all the simple stuff first(rad hoses, radiator, rad plug, overflow) non of them were leaking...
so i had two ideas... first the heater core hoses... i pulled my engine a while back and when i put it back together i guessed which hose when were(for the heater core)... it seemed to work so i thought i got it right...
but i don't think its the hoses... it seems to be coming from the block under the alternator... so i think i am going to have to replace the seal for the head...
any other ideas anyone can think of??? something easier to fix???:-\
do i have to pull the engine to get the head off??? what else do i have to do to fix this???
Posted 06 May 2004 - 06:29 PM
Posted 07 May 2004 - 12:59 PM
Posted 07 May 2004 - 01:18 PM
You sure it wasn't jsut spraying from the overflow line.... try a new radiator cap if that's the case.
Posted 07 May 2004 - 04:12 PM
Posted 09 May 2004 - 12:56 AM
here are some links to pics... i don't know if they work so stay with me on this...
Posted 09 May 2004 - 07:19 AM
I was under the assumption that it does not matter which heater hose goes where.........The heater core is nothing more than a small radiator and the coolant can flow in either direction.
Is this an EA82 motor? If it is then there is another "heater" hose to check. At the front of the motor behind and slightly underneath the alternator and A/C compressor is where one of the metal heater hose lines feeds to the rear of the motor. This metal line is fed two rubber hoses......one of which is very small and other is a bit larger. These hoses are often ignored because they are very hard to see. After 25 years they may very well be leaking and need replacing.
Posted 10 May 2004 - 02:13 PM
go with me on this one ok??? so if you ahve the rad fluid going from bottom of the heater core to the top of the heater core wouldn't it be harder for the fluid to go up then it would for it to flow from top to bottom???
if it really doesn't matter then it is probably just a bad seal... if thats the case i will cut a little off the end of the hose then put it back on and make it extra tight... dunno if this matters but when i turned on my heater i got heat but when it started to leak it lost heat...
if anyone has a good pic of the same spot on the engine that is in my pics then please show me... i would like to compare...
if anyone thinks of some other way i could be wrong then please say so...
Posted 12 May 2004 - 11:41 AM
Posted 12 May 2004 - 01:34 PM
for a stupidru you sure are smart!
Posted 20 July 2004 - 04:23 PM
Did you ever find out what was causing the coolant leak?
Posted 22 July 2004 - 07:17 PM
it was from when i pulled the engine and trans out for a clutch and tranny job... it was my first time and i completely forgot to tighten the hoses... it was exacly what stupidru said...
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