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Old 12-14-2005, 12:21 AM   #1
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Boost needs diagnosis (possible LIM again)

hey al i need to know if this is my lower intake manifold leaking. the low coolent light flashed tonight and i got to be plesently suprizd to see this. My oil on the oil cap is creamy so im gussing it is



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Old 12-14-2005, 12:22 AM   #2
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yep..looks that way


esp if your oil is milky...dead givaway anyways
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Old 12-14-2005, 12:23 AM   #3
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just great....2nd time around and right in time for the holidays and being a full time student and working holiday hours
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Old 12-14-2005, 12:25 AM   #4
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its natural to see a LITTLE seepage a the manifolds really....but milky oil is a no no
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Old 12-14-2005, 12:26 AM   #5
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yeah and the seepage has never been there times like these make me want to just sell all my parts and get a differant car
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Old 12-14-2005, 12:27 AM   #6
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yeah and the seepage has never been there times like these make me want to just sell all my parts and get a differant car

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Old 12-14-2005, 12:27 AM   #7
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it'd be nice to see the oil cap too...just to make sure
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Old 12-14-2005, 12:29 AM   #8
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That's definitely leaking. When did you get new improved LIM gaskets?
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Old 12-14-2005, 12:32 AM   #9
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i had an external leak for the longest time before **** started leaking into my oil.

he could be like me and never got the inproved ones first time around
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Old 12-14-2005, 12:37 AM   #10
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/\/\/\ im guessing i didnt cuz it was replaced before i bought my car(used) and i was hoping i would never have to worry about this happening. i went to take a fw pix of my cap but whatever was on there has since dripped off. hopefully i can take a few parts off tomorow and bring her into the dealer
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Old 12-14-2005, 12:50 AM   #11
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Either they didn't replace the gaskets at all, or they used the old style ones.
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Old 12-14-2005, 12:53 AM   #12
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i just cant believe this is going on. for like the past week my car wouldnt get up to 200 degrees but the heat was warm. and like my car has seemed sluggish lately i dont know if that also means anything
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Old 12-14-2005, 01:02 AM   #13
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Well leaking coolent means engine running hotter than usual. You might need a thermostat if your engine is running cooler than supposed to.
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Old 12-14-2005, 05:57 AM   #14
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I had the new and improved ones put on and Im gettin external leaking again. Nothin in the oil yet... :-\
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Old 12-14-2005, 08:16 AM   #15
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If the oil under the cap is milky, you have the dreaded leaking LIM gasket as stated above. I've been there. I'm sure the boost aided in damaging the LIM gasket. How long has there been coolant in the oil? The longer that condition exists, the greater a chance of internal engine damage can occur.
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Old 12-14-2005, 08:26 AM   #16
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I dont think he is actually boosted.
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should see a good amount of RTV coming out between the block and lim in that little valley there... :\ maybe someone didn't RTFM or those aren't the new gaskets but like others said, definitely an LIM leak. if you have access to a garage and have basic hand tools I suggest you try it yourself
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Old 12-14-2005, 08:30 AM   #18
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Old 12-14-2005, 08:40 AM   #19
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Yeah, it's definitely a LIM leak, and if it's repaired correctly you should not get ANY seppage from there. Just make sure you get the new gaskets with the metal disks in them (that's all they should be selling now, the old ones should be gone) and use plenty of RTV in the valley. Torque the bolts according to the directions and you should be good to go.
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:44 PM   #20
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brought the car in today, hopefilly they dont give me trouble because of my flowmaster muffler
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