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1995 Taurus leak around under intake manifold

BG stop leak did a temporary fix in cooling system till now March 2009, now i have a small fist size puddle on ground, but reservoir level never under L,and coolant always therein radiator...Why replace intake manifold my mechanic told me in Jan 09?Second opinions please!

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  • betrue2 Mar 18, 2009

    Cost of intake gasket? Where is it? Thermostat housing area? Is that the "gasket"? Dumg question.Im just learning from you all.



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Just replace the intake gasket not the whole intake manifold

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