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2001 Kia Sephia Question: Coolant leakage

 

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jcayea, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Plattsburgh, NY, August 26, 2013, 08:53
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There is a round metal tube that appears to be attached to the back of the thermostat housing and is located above the starter, its been leaking for a while the tube looks pretty well rotted out, and I have been told by my mechanic that it is built into the head and cannot be replaced, I find that hard to believe, the leak has ruined a starter, the car runs great, body is in pretty good shape, I don't want to junk it because I can't get the leak stopped. Can you help me. Its leaking almost a gallon a day, that is the only place it is leaking. The metal tube also has a small hose that appears to go to the heater core. Can you help.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (14224 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper August 26, 2013, 13:02
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    SEEK A 2ND OPINION FROM ANOTHER MECH AS TO WHAT YOUR OPTIONS ARE

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    August 26, 2013, 18:13
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    If you cut the leaking part of this pipe off, is there enough left to put a longer hose on it to fix this problem?

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