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Old 06-14-2000, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Coolant Leak

Help! My anti-freeze is running down the driveway and I can't figure out what the problem is. I have a '67 with a 289. The anti-freeze is dripping from the front corner of the oil pan - driver's side. It is difficult to see but right between the fuel pump and the oil filter there is what I think is a drain plug. Behind the plug there is a housing of some kind and I think the coolant is oozing from that area. I initially thought that it could be the frost plug but if the frost plug is a silver thing about the size of a 50 cent piece, it is a bit farther back and seems to be OK. Any ideas?
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Old 06-14-2000, 06:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is it the seal between the timing chain cover and the water pump?

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Old 06-15-2000, 10:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Elvis, Red is leading you the right way, the timing chain cover has coolant run through it. Just might need a new gasket but if I went that far consider new pump and possible timing chain.


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Old 06-20-2000, 03:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thank you to Red And Clark. The timing chain cover was quite pitted in some areas causing the leak. I replaced the cover and gasket and we are back in business. Also put in a new water pump. The timing chain was still in good shape. Elvis
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