Well I got the van together and had poor heat again. I called a friend and he came over with a pressure tester for the block and there still a leak. We also found that the heater core was blocked with rust from the block again, after back flushing it I have heat, even after I drive it. The leak is coming from below the altenator at the head, we could here air coming out using a hose. I think the head gasket is leaking at the water hole in the block to head, I am hopeing it will seal what do you think I should do about this it is a new one on me. I look forward to your answer. Thank you again[/quote:b049902bb5]
its a lot of work for it to be leaking
Check the corner intake and head (intake gasket)[/quote:b049902bb5] Hello again. On friday I took out the altenator and bracket and look for my leak, it looked like it was coming from the timing cover to water pump. I did torque the bolts when I put in the pump, but I gave them a sung anyway and the leak has stoped. The van is running good no more water leaks and good heat, the idle is a little ruff at stop but does'nt kill or stop running, if you just touch the thouttle it is smooths out has good power, my friend that helped me with the pressure test said that the exhaust puffs a little and the coverter could be getting pluged, could this cause the idle problem I have? The van had not run for at least a year. I look forward to your advise.[/Quote:b049902bb5]
run it for a week or so
on next fuel fillup use a better gas
or try some fuel additives
good to be on the road again !
Saturday, January 26th, 2008 AT 1:28 PM