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Loosing fluid on top rear of engine.

Replaced two freeze plugs on sides of engine

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Check your hoses where the heater core comes out of. If the clamps are old replace them. Check around your intake manafold and your heads. Check your dipstick for a milky substance at the bottum of the stick. Is your thermostat in the rear of the engine. Check this too. Also if you just replaced any freeze plugs check all of them even the ones you just replaced. They may not be in correctly.


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why ask this? if they are bad , the leak antifreeze, out side engine
or inside. both are obvious. green on ground, or engine oil
looks HORRID, like milk chocolate shake,
answer, there are core plugs (aka, freeze misnomer) are all over the engine, google freeze plug, under image. bingo.
on side of engine, (no engine option stated) on front and rear, in the heads, some have them on top of heads , inside the engine.

my guess someone said, check the freeze plugs. right?
to what question?

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