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    Thread: ATQ rear coolant pipe?

    1. 04-04-2012 07:26 AM #1
      I recently replaced the rear coolant pipe O rings, because of what appeared to be coolant burning off the exhaust behind cylinders 3 & 6. The problem is still there. I didn't pay much attention to the pipe, other than to clean the flanges and lands. Has anyone ever experienced hairline cracks in this pipe?

    2. 04-13-2012 10:35 AM #2
      are you sure its not the coolant expansion tank? mine crack all the time on the bottom and leak coolant. i think im on my 3rd expansion tank now..

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      04-16-2012 11:43 PM #3
      it is common to see the head gaskets leak on 98-01 aha/atq engines.
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      04-25-2012 04:48 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by pfmbox View Post
      I recently replaced the rear coolant pipe O rings, because of what appeared to be coolant burning off the exhaust behind cylinders 3 & 6. The problem is still there. I didn't pay much attention to the pipe, other than to clean the flanges and lands. Has anyone ever experienced hairline cracks in this pipe?
      Best way to diagnose this is to pressurize the coolant system with testing equipment. Never heard that it's common for head gaskets to leak.
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