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Intake, manifold, leak, radiator, top end, engine, motor, oil, grease, coolant, coolant leak, water, water leak, anti-freeze, antifreeze, gasket, blown gasket, repair, automotive, car, malibu, chevy, chevrolet, problem, fix, repair, DIY.

Solutions that WORK!

Engine Cooling System

Problem:
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.

Cause:
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.

DIY Fix:
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...