Antifreeze and Engine Coolant

How do you fix an antifreeze leak after replacing thermostat?


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2005-11-27 19:46:42
2005-11-27 19:46:42

if the leak is at the thermostat housing, make sure you installed the gasket and that is torque down to specs.(you may try some silicone,not too much)


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