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kevin
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8/20/2004
20:41:37

Subject: Wierd coolant leak? Help
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Was driving home today jumped on it like always do down the pike. pulled into the garage smelled the coolant.
Best of my knowledge it looks like it is leaking between the Engine and the tranny. It leaks like a race horse pissing. Checked the back of the head gaskets with a mirror and they look dry. Are there freeze plugs or (soft plugs) between the engine block and the tranny? The leaks looks like it is inside. NO water in the oil(yet) 2001 R/T with SC 8lb boost and intercooler. Also all the visable freeze plugs are also dry. The SC has been on for 4 month the cooler went on Sunday but have had several runs without problems like this. Leak is definetly from the lower back of the engine??????



ED
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8/20/2004
23:12:25

RE: Wierd coolant leak? Help
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On a small block chevy there is so I would think there is on a dodge engine.



prple-gaseatr
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8/21/2004
01:06:36

RE: Wierd coolant leak? Help
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yeah, thats probablly what it is, i know on older small block mopars there are i think 2 freezeplugs on the back of the motor. the only way to get to them i think is to remove the trans,. sorry dude,...that sucks!



Kevin
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8/23/2004
15:29:10

RE: Wierd coolant leak? Help
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Well, so far have found one freeze plug leaking (front) and the tranny is being removed to find the big leak as we read. Stay tuned.. All this from a garaged and babied 2001 R/T with 25258 miles. Way to go Dodge your making great Trucks. Of course the warranty ran out by years in Feb 01. O'yeh it is supercharged but freeze plugs as a result, Don't think so. Amybody?



.boB
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8/24/2004
10:49:32

RE: Wierd coolant leak? Help
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That's pretty unusual. It's possible the blower was related, if the head gasket was leaking. I'd be sure to check that. Whenever something unusual like that happen, I always wonder why. Sometimes it's because the installer was hung over (I guess). But there may be another related problem that caused it. You might also consider replacing all the plugs with brass.



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