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Old 09-08-2009, 08:12 PM
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I'm thinking it's a crack in the block, but God I hope not. I can't quite get to it, I'm fat and can't fit under there.

It seems to be coming from the bottom near the back of the engine. I don't see any hoses going back there, and I'm pretty sure it's not the water pump (that's on the front of the 5.7's, right?)

Possibly a freeze plug? Doubt that, it's freakin' hot out. It started happening yesterday. It's a steady flow, there's no way an engine block stop leak would fix that, not even going to consider trying it. It would probably just gum it all up anyways.

Does someone have a diagram of the engine's cooling system so maybe I could point it out? It's only got 135K miles on it. For 13 years it was a funeral home car, only men in suits sat in it. Well maintained, etc.
 
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:21 PM
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DAMN IT. Sorry, I didn't mean to post it under Seville. Moderators feel free to flog me as needed.
 
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:21 PM
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More likely causes are intake gasket or freeze plug (they rust out). Small leaks in the front can always travel to the rear of the engine and drip. Normally a "Cooling System Pressure Test" is inexpensive to have done at most shops. Let a tech find out what is leaking and get estimate to repair. Then take your time and decide what to do, try it yourself, different shop, the same shop,or take home and budget for repair / think about it some more.
 
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lol, lot's of almost ambiguously sprinkling of advice. Ask for a coolant diagram and nothing. Have been looking for about two weeks now and no luck in here. Best thing to do to keep from wasting (or spending) long hours and days in these forums or fixya sites and spend the small amount of cash and subscribe to AllData. On the first try you will get a schematic and diagram of the cooling system. But you may miss out on all the ambiguous advice and the hours trying to decipher you answers!
 
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