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Intake for a 3.8

Leak on the front on the intake. is there a freeze out plug on the intake?

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Nope just the intake gaskets its a chevy very very very common problem every one ive ever seen is leaving

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you need get the water pump change. seal broken and it is probably stop working.
check the thermostat when you at it. it probably need change too.

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SOURCE: 98 tahoe antifreeze leak

IT IS MOST LIKELY THE INTAKE GASKET LEAKING THIS IS A COMMON PLACE ON OLDER MODELS.

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SOURCE: Anti-freeze leaking from either the freeze plug or

Without knowing what year or engine size is, I/m just guessing??????? But the 3.1L engines are FAMOUS for intake maniflod gaskets leaking. Look where the intake bolts to the heads. A freeze plug is in the block. Freeze plugs dont leak unless you have been running pure water or weak/cheap anti-freeze. They will rust out from behind and its BIG BUCKS to replace them all.

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There doesn't appear to be a freeze plug on the front of the block.
They are always located on the lower sides of the block.

If you can see water on the front of the engine do a visual inspection when the motor is off and cold.

Take a rag and dry off any noticeable moisture. Start the engine and let it warm up, carefully check all the areas listed below to see if you can isolate the leak.

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old post.
This is really a suzuki G16 engine question
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Vitara's , Esteems, no others world wide.

I have all the photos and books on those cars.
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why not say where the leak is so we can narrow the search. or state the JOB?????????

i have photos of all parts in any G16.
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the blocks are the same, both engines, not pistons,
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and sure the right side under intake man will be hard to see. look under car right side to see em.
2 left easy to see and 2 right harder.
the right engine block has 2 freeze plugs one in easy view center , under intake man.
and one tucked behind that water manifold that can leak too.
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the 16valve head has a front freeze plug behind the cam cog wheel. and none on the rear of the head.
so 1 front and 3 inside, top.
My guess, G16b has 8 plugs total.
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