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Heatacor leaking water into the car

Just had a new radiatir installed & a oil leak repair

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: told by repair shop at oil change that low intake gasket leaks

If it is an Intake Leak then it must be on the inlet manifold which has nothing to do with oil

That should make the engine a bit noiser but not cause it to lose fliuds.

It could affect your fuel consuption by getting the wrong mix and I suppose worst case scenario the air is not being drawn through the Air Filter to clean it before it hits the cylinders

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Oil leaks

you have to closely inspect the motor and the gaskets, the intake gasket often leeks oil, as does a head gasket, if you cant find anything on the lower end of the motor neaqr the pans, that would be the things i looked into next

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