Leaking coolant from right side of engine. Typically
this will appear all of a sudden and won't be slow
dripping for weeks growing worse and worse.
Intake manifold gasket has some sort of known problem
with it from the manufacturer. It is known because
they issued a new OEM part number for it that has
a fix to it. Be sure that you get this new replacement
part. For the coolant to be leaking outside of the
engine is a good thing for the gasket has blown in
a section that seperates the water pathways and the
exterior of the engine block. See
the reverse of this.
Purchase the new replacement gasket part, a recommended
liquid gasket sealer (someone help
me with a good technical term for this or brand/product),
and the know-how on removing the top end of the engine
and intake manifold.
Repair Center Fix: I got a price estimate from a family trusted mechanic
shop on the 'nicer' side of town of $550 and they
could get it done in about 3 days. I ended up taking
it to the Barrio (Ghetto) side of town to MY trusted
mechanics who work out of a garage that resembles
a large shack and they got it done in 24 hours and
charged me $275.
On a side note since that side of town was a bit far
I even paid $95 for a tow and still saved almost $200
and got my car back on the road faster! Pictures of the area the leak appears coming soon...