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i put on a pi intake with an aluminum crossover about 2 weeks ago and last nighti t started leaking coolant quick...it's all in the valley and dripping down on the ground...is this probably just a bad intake gasket that needs to be replaced or something worse? it only leaks on the driver side
 

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could be the small rubber hose connecting your coolant tube to your water pump, right after my rebuild mine went, it leaked all over the valley... pull the intake, if this is a pi on npi heads than rtv those triangle coolant ports if its pi on pi than make sure the gaskets are alined, and while your at it, replace that hose, all that and you should be good to go, should cost you $5 and 2 hours of your time.
 

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and use good new hose clamps, trash those self-tightening non-sense ones that come stock, they only cause me problems, I'm sure I'm not the only one.
 

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I just installed an Dormam NPI intake that has the aluminum cross-over which also had preinstalled gaskets and alternator bracket and the two temparture bungs for the 96 & 97 it recommended the use of RTV on the water ports. Also when you removed the intake to expose the coolant line from the water pump that is in the valley you should of replaced the hose while the intake was off be cause of the accessiblity to that coolant line is very labor intensive.
 

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when I replaced mine to save time I unbolted the intake manifold, removed the gaskets with the manifold and everything attached and just propped it up by sticking a 2 by 4 piece of wood where the gasket would go, it gave me enough room to take a pair of pliers and get off the old clamps, than I used a new piece of hose with new good clamps and a small ratchet to tighten them... I than removed the wood, re-inserted the gaskets double and triple checked that everything was in its proper place, and bolted it all down, torqued it to specs and its been fine ever since, it took a total of about 35 minutes I didn't even disconnect the alternator I just unbolted it and set it aside. I hope this helps you speed things up, although if you have unmatched ports (PI Intake on NPI heads) than your going to need to pull the whole thing and rtv the water ports. If its port matched this trick will work for you.
 
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