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Old 12-15-2009, 05:00 PM   #1
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E30 problem

Hey guys,

The winter beater e30 has developed a bad coolant leak. I'm trying to get an idea of what the problem is, but I find I really don't know much about these cars. The leak is close to the firewall but down low. It's not the heater core hoses that are leaking.

I took a look at the diagram, and I'm suspecting it has something to do with the throttle housing assembly. Why the hell does it have water hoses connecting to it again? Where does hose #15 go? Also, could the leaking hose be #14? I can't get under my car to look.

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Old 12-15-2009, 05:56 PM   #2
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2 hoses cool the intake manifold. there is a 3 way hose that runs from the therm housing and along the side of the block that goes to the back to the heater core area. You might have a split hose. It could be anyone of them. run the car and see where it is coming from.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:07 PM   #3
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cool the intake manifold?
One of the princess auto extendable handheld mirrors is very handy for finding this problem. looks like this

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Old 12-15-2009, 11:49 PM   #4
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If it's by the firewall, I would put money on the hose that runs to the back of the head. or the actual gasket on the back connection to the head. Can't really see it well at quick glance.

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Old 12-16-2009, 08:49 AM   #5
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It's the hose that runs to the back of the head.
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