1987 olds Delta 88 royale Brougham with 148000 miles. Recently I noticed that my radiator was almost empty

Tiny
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  • 1987 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88
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So I filled it up with coolant and since then I have to add antifreeze as it leaks somewhere. Well I found the leak and it's a small tube on one coolant leak from under or beside throttle body
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 11:11 PM

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Tiny
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There are 2 small hoses for the throttle body there as well as the lower intake. Get it pressure tested to determine the failure.

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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 11:22 PM
Tiny
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I can see those 2 other hoses but the one I'm talking about is really short and I saw the coolant leaking from it earlier this afternoon. It bends almost in a U shape.
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 11:31 PM
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Is that the leak?

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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 11:49 PM
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Yeah that's where I saw it leaking.I will do a pressure check as well but I saw it leaking from the bottom side of that tube.
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 11:52 PM
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Common failure. You can get them at any parts store.

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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 11:55 PM
Tiny
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What is it called and how easy is it to replace? Thanks I appreciate it
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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 12:01 AM
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Get someone from parts to come out and see it. It is not easy to do. It takes about 1.5 hours for a tech

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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 12:14 AM
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There is problem as I live in a small town and the nearest place is over 40 min away with anyone being certified.I don't know if the way it leaks if it'll even make it that far.I just need to know what it is so I can order it next time I'm in the city.
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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 12:22 AM
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Bypass tubes/hoses. Like I said, most parts stores have them and they are inexpensive.

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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 12:25 AM
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Thanks I appreciate all the info and help.
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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 1:25 AM
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Good luck

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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 1:31 AM

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