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Roy Belding
Roy Belding, Classic Car Mechanic
Category: Classic Car
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Experience:  Grew up with most of the 50,60 and 70 high performance cars
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Leaking antifreeze into plug galley on #4, Hoses are good,

Customer Question

Leaking antifreeze into plug galley on #4
JA: How old are the hoses? And have you tested the actual mix of your coolant?
Customer: Hoses are good, engine rebuilt with approx 2k miles
JA: What is the model/year of your classic?
Customer: 66 Impala Ss
JA: Are you fixing your Impala SS yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: havent tried to fix, was told to retorque head bolts
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Only leaks when jacked up...to replace starter
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Classic Car
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 2 months ago.

hello, my name is ***** ***** I will be glad to assist you. please allow me a couple of minutes to gather some basic info.

Roy

Expert:  Roy Belding replied 2 months ago.

ok, you mean external leak that hits the plug???

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
no water in plug galley
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 2 months ago.

ok, thought I lost you

re torquing the head will not resolve it. check the bolts around there as there are several on the lower side of the head. hit the heads with a hammer to see if any are broken.

most likely you will need to remove the head, inspect the gasket and have the head magnifluxed for any cracks.

Roy

Expert:  Roy Belding replied 2 months ago.

do you need any other help

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Roy