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05-30-2002, 05:55 PM
I just bought an MKIII to start tuning. First there are some problems that I need to fix. There are some coolant leaks and the trans is kinda a pain to shift. The turbo is old and has hella lag. I only have 2400 dollars left to use. Need tips on fixing leaks. Common places where people leak. Mine is somewhere between the intake manifold and the engine on the battery side of the engine. The coolant squirts out in a mist like fashion. Can someone who has experience with this etc. Give me some tips?
05-30-2002, 07:33 PM
Sounds like an odd location? Sure you don't have a BHG?
05-30-2002, 07:51 PM
There's the coolant line that runs through the throttle body.
05-30-2002, 08:38 PM
By through u mean the line runs outside but on the manifold correct? Where can I get the replacement for it?
05-30-2002, 08:42 PM
actually I believe that he mean THROUGH, it goes in on the bottom side torwards the front, and out straight down I believe of the throttle body itself, kinda a $&*%^ to get to.:D
05-30-2002, 08:49 PM
Point of Clarification: The line is still externally accessible rite? Hard to get to but is not embedded in manifold or anything rite?
05-30-2002, 08:56 PM
Second time this injector install pic comes in handy tonite.. woopeee.. I like being able to help.. LoL Im dumb..
hahha Anyway... check this pic. It shows the coolant lines that we are talking about. NOTE: The throttle body is OFF of the car. and the lines are just disconnected from the TB. But this should give you a good idea of what we are talking about and You will be able to spot tem on ur car looking at this.
here ya GO BRO!. :p
05-30-2002, 08:58 PM
and as you can see... with the TB on it looks like they are going to be HARD to get to, know what I mean?
05-30-2002, 09:25 PM
Thank you James these are both coolant lines correct? They aren't vacuum lines? So to get to them i can just take my time and take the manifold off. It is most likely a leak from these hoses correct and not a BHG?
05-30-2002, 09:26 PM
Thank you James these are both coolant lines correct? They aren't vacuum lines? So to get to them i can just take my time and take the manifold off. It is most likely a leak from these hoses correct and not a BHG? Btw where can i get the hose? Dealer, or any old parts store, what would it be called?
05-30-2002, 09:58 PM
Yes thoes are coolant lines, although there are several down there. You might go underneath the car and look up (with car running) to see where the mist is comming from. But you shouldn't need toyota parts to fix it, just standard coolant hosing, maybe 1/4" ID (this is just a guess).
05-30-2002, 10:07 PM
To fix the problem. I need the hoses, tools and new gaskets correct? Then just take off the manifold and replace the hoses with new ones and bolt it all back together again?
05-30-2002, 11:48 PM
Mang, no need to take off the manifold, all you need to do. Is take off the air intake tubing from the fender to the throttle body. When you get to the throttle body you will be able to get to theselines. Fudge i forgot the rest. Im a little drunk right now. But you know what Im sayin. DONT TAKE OFF THEMANIFOLD. Just take off the TB. 3000 pipe. and that should do it. ALSO make SURE that thses are the lines that are actually leaking. Becusause if you do all this, you will be dissapointed if it does not fix the prob. You know what i mean mang?!??!! LATER DOOD!!! ;) ;) :p :)
05-30-2002, 11:53 PM
There is no other way for me to make sure these hoses are the ones that are leaking that I already have. I kno the leak is from that specific area from the pressure test. I can't see the hoses unless i take off the throttle body mebbe the manifold. So I need to kno what to do.
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