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bryanjw82 02-08-2006 04:16 PM

Fixed the coolant leak today, pics
 
Fixed my leak with new o-ring from Mc Master

begining the fix
http://img304.imageshack.us/img304/2...gthefix7dg.jpg
coolant that was dripping onto the ground before fix
http://img331.imageshack.us/img331/5...coolant4jy.jpg
picture of tranny soaked with coolant because of leak
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/9...ntranny3we.jpg
http://img331.imageshack.us/img331/4...ttranny8uz.jpg
old o-ring that came out with the plug, see how its all worn out and has a square shape to it?
http://img331.imageshack.us/img331/4708/oldoring3sf.jpg
This is the new Mc Master Viton o-ring i ordered #203 installed on the plug
http://img287.imageshack.us/img287/2...onoring5cq.jpg
After installing the plug back with the new o-ring, the leak was over! This o-ring will take alot of persausion to get in but it will withstand the temperatures that the oem wouldn't. I have like 24 more of them, from a pack of 25. Ill part 15 or so of them if anyone needs this o-ring for a leak problem. Just let me know

whynotthinkwhynot 02-08-2006 05:11 PM

I think the O ring was originally round shaped.. but over time heating and cooling made it mold to the shape of the space it was filling.

GOOD deal... I hope Duratecs don't have problems like this!!

roy-mikesvt 02-08-2006 08:13 PM

I will def. need one pretty soon..I've been really careful of watching my coolant levels..Will I need any other Items , other then what you have..I need to stop being lazy , hehe..How much you asking for?[?] Another thing..noob question..How do u pop that sucker out? And put the new one in..

JohnMichael 02-08-2006 08:42 PM

lol, judy did the same thing a few weeks ago...here's a few pics from mine:

Here was the leak spot...

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...AreaofLeak.jpg

Here was the new o-ring attached...took a bit of fab work getting it back in, I actually had to shave a bit off to get it to fit.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...NewO-rings.jpg

Hillyard 02-08-2006 09:41 PM

i had to shave quite a bit off my Viton o-ring too..it was bending the housing.

bryanjw82 02-09-2006 10:21 AM

i didn't shave any of it off, i greased it up with gunk, and smacked it in with a hammer. I had to use a long bold to hold against the plug to reach it because there isnt' much space under there and then i smacked the back side of the bolt a few times and it was in.

Travis 02-09-2006 10:36 AM

Mine has been leaking for a while but I have ben lazy about it. I have topped off the coolant a few times and that is about it. does it just pop out? It doesn't seem to have any threads...And also do you lose much coolant when you take it out??

thanks

Also for the reinstall I am going to use silicone compound (dieltric grease; not RTV) because it won't deteriorate the rubber.

viney266 02-09-2006 01:51 PM

Mine hasn't leaked yet( hope it doesn't ), .. What is that plug out of, I can't quite see the picture well enough.

JohnMichael 02-09-2006 05:43 PM

It's out of the thermostat housing...let's see if I can get some better pics up.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ofLeakarea.jpg

That's a top shot of the thermo housing, it's underneath towards the front of the housing...

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...lugremoved.jpg

The above pic is of the hole where the plug goes and housing...if you need some more shots just yell! [:D]

JohnMichael 02-09-2006 08:45 PM

The last pic I posted shows the exact location of the aluminum plug, you can see the coilpack directly above the plug in the pic as well as the hole where the plug fits...here's a pic of the little bitty clip that holds the plug in, and it SUCKS trying to get that little bastage back in. I had to use the opposite end of a hammer to ram the plug back in, and then hold it there with all my might as I tried to fit the little clip back in... [?|]

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...gpaperclip.jpg


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