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Old 02-26-2014, 01:04 AM
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Got a sinking feeling in the pit of me wallet

Just after fixing engine oil leak from alternator bracket, I noticed coolant leak on the floor. I've actually noted this in the past when the car sits for 3+ days, but I kinda ignored it since it wasn't a daily occurrence and no coolant top up required. It never dripped overnight. But while fixing the oil leak and car sat for days on end, I caught the dripping red handed! Seems to come from the back of the engine.

Appreciate any pointers. Any one dealt with this issue? Car is over 100k miles 4.4 2005 sports.
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Sounds like a valley pan gasket leak?
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:18 AM
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Valley pan or coolant end cover on back of block. Pull engine cover off and you should be able to inspect the valley pan from the top
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I hope this info helps.
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How has reliability been other than the leak? There is a 2004 4.4 that I am going to look at with 86 000km...I drive 95 km/day...
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They are not called money pits for no reasons.



Expensive to buy when they were brand new,
expensive to keep when they are old.
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How has reliability been other than the leak? There is a 2004 4.4 that I am going to look at with 86 000km...I drive 95 km/day...
Get PPI before signing the paper work. Low mileage for the year. Driving 95km/day highway? Not good if stop-and-go local.
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I agree with you...first time considering an X...was a 3 series guy for a long time...not feeling them too much anymore...
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Get PPI before signing the paper work. Low mileage for the year. Driving 95km/day highway? Not good if stop-and-go local.
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Yes, I realized that I jacked it after I posted...I apologize OP...

BTW: It would be ALL highway driving...
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They are not called money pits for no reasons.



Expensive to buy when they were brand new,
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Yep, you gotta love German engineering, they can screw up something as simple as a good ole combustion V-8 engine!
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