Just bought a 4th gen and have a... - Team Camaro Tech
Team Camaro Tech join team camaro
  



Registered users (free) do not see these large ads

Fourth Generation 1993-2002


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old Apr 6th, 15, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 5
Just bought a 4th gen and have a...

Funky coolant elbow! I had a 3800 series 2 in my impala but never had to deal with the coolant elbow stuff.

Why is this a T and not an elbow? It seems to go from the intake to the tensioner assembly. Last owner wasn't sure and never had the car running but said the previous owner mentioned using it to bypass something.

Thoughts?

Its a 95 with the 3800.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1428365244461.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	44.8 KB
ID:	106745  
auntjemima is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old Apr 6th, 15, 06:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Tech
 
ZZ_430's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 4,491
Re: Just bought a 4th gen and have a...

Heater bypass elbow.

__________________
Don ~ TC Member #15 ~
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Don't mess with Texas!
ZZ_430 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old Apr 6th, 15, 06:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 5
Re: Just bought a 4th gen and have a...

I was worried it was that. I'm not that far into the engine so I'm not sure if the heater works or not... there just doesn't seem to be anywhere for this to go... no hose off anywhere.


I'll scout a bit more tomorrow.
auntjemima is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old Apr 6th, 15, 07:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 5
Re: Just bought a 4th gen and have a...

Uhh.. ok.. so I did a bit of checking and that elbow is referred to as the bypass elbow. My question is why is there a T in that location instead of a normal elbow.
auntjemima is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old Apr 7th, 15, 05:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
Moderator
 
KevinW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Millstone, NJ
Posts: 11,133
Re: Just bought a 4th gen and have a...

I replaced mine in the Impala 3800. Not really a big deal to swap. They are basically there to route the coolant from the engine to the heater hoses. On the impala, they went into a block of metal to mount the heater hoses to. Not sure if it is the same on Camaros. I used the metal versions, so I would not have to worry about the plastic ones again.
__________________
Kevin


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
KevinW is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old Apr 7th, 15, 05:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Crestview, FL.
Posts: 204
Re: Just bought a 4th gen and have a...

Those elbows that Don posted a picture of go from the engine block to the belt tensioner mount. The fluid goes through the belt tensioner mount and out the other side to your heater hoses. There shouldn't be a "T". I've had two 3800s that those elbows get brittle and crack and leak.
__________________
Brian

'67 SS/RS 350, Muncie M20, Black with black interior.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
b17brian is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old Apr 7th, 15, 06:42 AM   #7 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 5
Re: Just bought a 4th gen and have a...

I know it shouldn't be a T. I was just curious if its a known mod or something like that.

I'll just replace the elbows.
auntjemima is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old Apr 9th, 15, 06:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 5
Re: Just bought a 4th gen and have a...

I finally had the time to take off the tensioner and have a look.. seems my timing chain cover is broken right where the bottom elbow goes in...

Is this engine the same as say a 3800 from an impala or GP? I need to find a used cover.

I looked around online and didnt really find a place to buy a new one.
auntjemima is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply
Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.

Email Address:
Location
Location
First Name
Rather than just Hot69, gotta real name?

Log-in


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


» Recent Discussions
Why would you even do...
Yesterday 09:52 PM
by Bry68
Last post by yellow69RS
Today 09:45 PM
8 Replies, 247 Views
Leaf spring confusion
Today 07:13 PM
Last post by Vega$69
Today 08:52 PM
1 Replies, 38 Views
idit column to Jeep GC...
Feb 23rd, 20 09:53 PM
Last post by indianbullet
Today 08:32 PM
3 Replies, 122 Views
1969 firebird...
Aug 4th, 17 09:34 AM
Last post by 350sshugger
Today 08:04 PM
438 Replies, 41,614 Views
Rear Diff cover...
Today 05:29 PM
by Niblet
Last post by DjD
Today 07:51 PM
4 Replies, 88 Views
sniper rich in fuel
Today 06:03 PM
Last post by ilikeike
Today 07:48 PM
1 Replies, 34 Views
I Like This Girl
Today 10:59 AM
Last post by Garfields Maro
Today 06:29 PM
8 Replies, 229 Views
572 - 67 SS Fitment?
Sep 5th, 18 01:30 PM
Last post by LukeSkywalker
Today 06:24 PM
116 Replies, 7,017 Views
How much pag oil in my 67
Yesterday 08:10 PM
by 67Lover
Last post by 67Lover
Today 06:15 PM
2 Replies, 107 Views
Tim's 69 Grocery Getter
Dec 11th, 18 07:23 PM
Last post by Shannon4570
Today 06:08 PM
231 Replies, 14,844 Views
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:55 PM.



Camaros.net - 2009 AutoForums.com
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.