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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 02, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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while changing my oil today i noticed that between the oil pan and transmission ( i guess where rthe engine meets the tranny) there was antifreeze leaking, not alot but a drip every few minutes. i couldnt see where it was coming from since i was laying on my back under the car, any suggestions where it could be coming from?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 02, 11:53 AM
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could be coming from the heater core hose connections, or even leaking from the heater box itself. that would drip down in the area you describe. just feel around the hose connections for a wet spot. the only other thing i could think of is possibly the rear of the intake manifold, but it would be pretty unlikely. good luck
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 02, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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i did check the hose connections going into the firewall no leaks there. i got oil leaking in the same spot too, drip here & there. so im confused.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 02, 07:55 AM
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Lets not forget there are freeze plugs in the rear of the block as well. How old in the engine (last rebuild, freeze plugs)? Hopefully this isn't your problem, but if it is you will have to pull the engine or drop the tranny and flywheel. I think you can buy a die to put in the water (I know they make it for oil) and the use a black light to trace it to the source. Good Luck

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 02, 08:00 AM
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Possibly a freeze plug leaking coolant and rear main or oil pan leaking oil. If you have access to a pressure tester you could find out the source of your coolant leak. Good luck.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 02, 05:12 AM Thread Starter
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ive never rebuilt the engine yet, i own the car for a year now, and just got heavily into the engine aspect of my resto, its an 84 camaro 305 engine


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