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This is a discussion on leaking coolant within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; ok so a few weeks ago i parked my car on friday, didnt drive till monday, when i came out, ...

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    leaking coolant

    ok so a few weeks ago i parked my car on friday, didnt drive till monday, when i came out, i had a huge puddle of coolant under my car, im thinking, fuck!. i look underneath the hood, everything looks good, get underneath, and its dripping off the k-member, i crank it up, and its got a good drip going. Im think weep hole on the water pump

    so i take it to my mechanic, the pressure test the system, no problems, they say to keep an eye on it, so i go all week, no problems, but its also raining on and off so its hard to tell. same situation this last weekend, and also had a big puddle underneath on monday. but ive been too busy this week to take it by.

    i check underneath everytime i get in or out, and so far nothing, but if im sitting at a redlight sometimes i can smell the coolant, like its steaming from somewhere, but no visible drops. cars also not getting hot, what do yall think?

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    Weephole on water pump IMO

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    thats what im thinking, but its weird how it only leaks when its been sitting for 48ish hours or more, and i mean leaks good, this last time the puddle was coming out from under my car, and it passes the pressure test

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    And I take it you have to add coolant whenever this happens?

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    yeah after the first time added about a quart, im gonna top it off again in the morning

    my coolant stinks and looks brown, my mechanic says i need a flush

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    prob the waterpump, but I had a friend whose hose from the radiator to the motor rupture. yep good times good times

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    i have a feeling its a hose leaking, where it leaves the block down low? i dunno havent really gotten to look underneath, i can def tell though that its leaking down low, and its on the block, def no the radiator side. I wont be suprised though if its the pump, i kinda hope its the pump, lol

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    my other thought is that it could be my heater core. i ran my heater this morning to school, then the weather got nice and i left with A/C off and windows down and i could smell it

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    my buddy has an lt-1 so I don't know the differences, but his hose was toward the top just blew on the bottom side where he couldn't see it.

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