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Water leak looks like beteen gearbox and engine could this be a core plug?

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Do you mean frost plug? No, probably not, if it was you would see a lot of antifreeze on the ground and your engine would be overheating by now. It is most likely a coolant leak from somewhere if it's the color of your coolant, probably green. If it's clear like water then it is probably just water draining from your AC overflow that comes off the AC condensor. Very normal, nothing to worry about.

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