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Coolant leak back of engine runs on top of hsng. 50/50 mix…

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Coolant leak back of...

Coolant leak back of engine runs on top of bell hsng

Mechanic's Assistant: How old are the hoses? And have you tested the actual mix of your coolant?

50/50 mix hoses a year old

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '50 Mitsubishi?

Montero sport 3.5 L

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Montero Sport yourself? What have you tried so far?

Therm. hsng replaced 2 weeks ago only leaks when engine cools off.does not leak when hot

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Think that it

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Mitsubishi
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Mitsubishi Mechanic: Reggie Whiddon, Auto Mechanic replied 8 months ago
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Mitsubishi Mechanic: Reggie Whiddon, Auto Mechanic replied 8 months ago

Hello It sounds like the pipe under the intake to me have you checked it>

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
son just got home an hr ago.have not taken cover off yet.was looking at the back of engine(not much room as you know)and i could see coolant running down the bell hsng. between the heads
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Reggie Whiddon, Auto Mechanic replied 8 months ago

That is the exact place it will leAK what happens is the pipe will corrode and have small pin holes

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
do i have to pull the intake
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Reggie Whiddon, Auto Mechanic replied 8 months ago

I will admit it is almost impossible to see a inspection mirror or camera and light and you can see it but yes to repair or replace does require removal of the intake

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
not what i wanted to hear but i'll go with it. thanks
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Reggie Whiddon, Auto Mechanic replied 8 months ago

You are most welcome. Odds are you wil need to replace the pipe espicially if the cooling system has ever been run with straight water or weak mixture it corrodes fast

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
it has. if you have kids you understand
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Reggie Whiddon, Auto Mechanic replied 8 months ago

Man do i ever i got a daughter we call the car killer

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
add gas and drive thats it
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Reggie Whiddon, Auto Mechanic replied 8 months ago

Here is the way i would plan the job once you have verified that it is the pipe plan on doing intake gaskets and while your at it valve cover gaskets

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Mitsubishi Mechanic: Reggie Whiddon, Auto Mechanic replied 8 months ago

OH your lucky yours add gas. lol

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Mitsubishi Mechanic: Reggie Whiddon, Auto Mechanic replied 8 months ago

Will you be doing this repair yourself.

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Mitsubishi Mechanic: Reggie Whiddon, Auto Mechanic replied 8 months ago

Hello can i help you anymore on this.

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Mitsubishi Mechanic: Reggie Whiddon, Auto Mechanic replied 8 months ago

Hello are you still working on this can i help you anymore if not and you are happy with my answer kindly give me a positive rating

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