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I have an antifreeze leak from the lower intake

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Sounds like a water pump or seal,,so service centers give u a ,,,free,,, inspection,,,then u will know what u need

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If your water ports are in the Intake manifold, it would be possible to crack the casting with a mounting stud. If you were to remove the mounting studs for the throttle body there is a chance the stud would show staining from the Antifreeze.

You need to pressure test the cooling system with a Radiator pump. You may be able to get a loaner from Autozone or Oreillys by leaving a deposit. When the Radiator is pressurized on a warm engine. the thermostat will be partially open and the Intake water jackets should pressurize too! There can be pressurization from the lower Radiator return hose on a Cold engine test as it is a closed system, but you could have an air pocket in the Intake. The air would have to bleed out before you had flowing Antifreeze.

In either the Warm or Cold test of your Radiator, the Pressure would drop in the gauge as you have a hole in the system. You should also be able to tell by looking at the sparkplugs to see what it is they are burning.

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The more modern stop leak products can cost about $16. You add this product, run the engine, then drain the Radiator and put in fresh Antifreeze. Its that potent. Or you can go to a Salvage yard and get another Intake manifold. I hope you have found my solution helpful.

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