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If it is leakinf the cause most likely either the hold down bolts are loose aor the gasket is bad. My suggestion is remove the housing and replace old gasket with new one then use LOC-Tite on the bolts and tighten them down to 88 inch pounds of torque. also check the clamp on the upperhose to maske sure it is tight. please rate this......thanks.

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