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Losing my antifreeze

Antifreeze leaking out of back of motor, need to cahnge the freeze plug i believe

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  • Dan C May 11, 2010

    Have a good look at the intake manifold gaskets and heater hoses; anything that could leak up above and run down the back of the engine.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    the most common thing to leak back there is the core plugs or freeze plugs as u call them, it u replace them replace all, or soon after u replace the one the others will fail as well.



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The frost plug wont pop unless youve frozen the truck with only water in the block, if you did and the plug went you'd know.. the rad would have blown and leak extremely. and the block plugs would do more than just trickle under pressure. and for some reason if it didnt pop but it froze then your block will be cracked. or you over heated it badly and warped the heads and now the gasket is leaking.(need more than just the gasket, also need freshly machined heads) I'm thinking you have warped heads, as your truck shouldnt have any pure unmixxed water in it unless it brokedown on you and you had to add it at which point you know you did it and should surmise that thats whear the problem stems from. Good luck Rott.

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