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    Junior Member n29we's Avatar
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    Coolant leak

    I haven't even got the car home yet and there is a coolant leak. I'll attach a picture. If I need to order a part I'd love to have it waiting when it arrives. Thanks JimOphoto 333.JPG
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    DMC Midwest - 815.459.6439 DMCMW Dave's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by n29we View Post
    I haven't even got the car home yet and there is a coolant leak. I'll attach a picture. If I need to order a part I'd love to have it waiting when it arrives. Thanks JimO
    If it hasn't run since 2000 (per your other post) the coolant leak will be the least of your problems.

    Start with the fuel system. The whole fuel system. Don't just dump gas in it and try to start it.
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    It will take some work to replace the bad parts... but you will love it when done...

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    Looks like it is the otterstat seal. But i doubt that is your only weak point in the system after many years of storage. Sooner or later all the coolant hoses need replacement.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DMCMW Dave View Post
    If it hasn't run since 2000 (per your other post) the coolant leak will be the least of your problems.

    Start with the fuel system. The whole fuel system. Don't just dump gas in it and try to start it.
    +1! Avoid something catastrophic like an engine fire. I'm speaking from experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlandMan View Post
    +1! Avoid something catastrophic like an engine fire. I'm speaking from experience.
    Or a catastrophically clogged FD.
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