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Mote carlo chevrolet I have a 97 3.1V6 I was being heated and the thermostat quiete you to put the water directly, but it seems that carrying off a rubber gasket or something like that for the thermostat cover by me out the water pressure and dry radiator then let me quickly if they believe there may be another reason for they inform me, thanks

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These 3.1 V-6s have an issue with the intake gaskets leaking. Look at the front and back of the engine to see if there is water coming out there. The repair takes about 3-4 hours(professionally) and the better part of a day if you doing automotive as a hobby. If you determine that the gaskets are whats causing the leak, let me know and I will send you instructions on how to repair the problem.

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