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Old 08-14-2011, 02:31 PM   #1
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I am dealing with two leakzzzz, one coolant, one oil.

My coolant is leaking steadily and visibly. I am worried that it is my heater core - see picture below. It is leaking from behind the wheel well, and I cannot figure out what else it could be.

Secondly, I am dealing with an oil leak. I am using Abe's SS kit for coolant and oil - oil is leaking from the feed steadily. I tightened it down untill it felt snug, but not tight with a wrench (Inch lbs of torque at best - MAYBE mid-single digit ft lbs). Do I need to tighten the AN lines more than that? Note that the oil is coming from the fitting-fitting connection, not the fitting-block connection.
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You should probably tighten the oil fitting with a wrench pretty snug. Just hold the wrench from the middle when you tighten so you don't overtighten
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You should probably tighten the oil fitting with a wrench pretty snug. Just hold the wrench from the middle when you tighten so you don't overtighten
Got a ftlbs or inlbs # to go for by any chance? "Pretty snug" varies a lot I've found.
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http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/archi...hp/t-453.html?

Here ya go. About half a turn past finger tight according to this
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got any pics of the heater core hoses?
any coolant in the engine bay?
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http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/archi...hp/t-453.html?

Here ya go. About half a turn past finger tight according to this
I think I'm SOL there then - tightened it more than half a turn past finger tight.

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got any pics of the heater core hoses?
any coolant in the engine bay?
Yes, there is two coolant leaks. One in the engine bay, and one that has it leaking from the wheel well.
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Update: Oil fitting was undertightened, other fittings were undertightened, causing all the leaks but one.

Picture included where the final coolant leak is. It is leaking from the circled area - bad hose?
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Yeah, you need a new hose if it's leaking there.
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