Question about 1988 Dodge B350
I have a sudden severe Dodge 360 cooling-system problem - 1989 B350. Suddenly the hose fitting for the ''engine side'' of the water-pump bypass hose began leaking profusely with no warning. Now I get about 1 mile per gallon of water into the radiator. I took off the ''bypass hose'' and there was no obvious defect in the hose, but I replaced it anyway. Naturally, the leak was unaffected.
4 NAPA folks can't tell me from memory if that fitting goes into the block or into the intake manifold or into the timing cover. There are so many hoses and shadows and glops of old blackened oil that I can't see clearly back in there - not even with a normal flashlight. The leak appears to be either from the base (threads?) of the large metal hose-fitting or from the corresponding threads of the block/intake-manifold/timing-cover itself.
Naturally I worry that an oversize pipe-fitting remover will simply crush or shear the old rusty fitting and leave an ugly fragile shattered stub sticking out of the engine.
Does you know where I can find a good diagram or photo for the front of the engine at this location in-between the water pump and the intake-manifold area?
Is it futile to remove the fitting when maybe the fitting is OK, but the threads of the block/intake/cover could be the culprit? Is there any way to remove a rusty fragile shattered stub from its tomb in the mounting threads in the engine - if that accident happens next?
Thanks in advance for all helpful ideas.
Hello ,,my advice to you is to purchase a Chilton or equivalent service manual for your vehicle,
all the necessary information to service
most any problem can be found within the pages, these manuals can be obtained
from almost any parts suppler at a reasonable cost
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