Thanks Mike for your imput.
I fixed the leak, but not as advised. I knew it was leaking @ the 1st clamp, just below the refill tank.
I was going to replace the hose, but when I disconnected it, I noticed that the heater core side (leaking hose joins heatercore T just below the tank) hose (metal hose very soft alloy) was a "perfect oval" in shape It should be round. Thus the leak @ the clamp. I started to squeeze VERY GENTLY the hose with a pair of pliers, to re shape. I stopped because it wasn't uniform, and had a flatside. I then found a tapered paint brush with a slightly wider diameter than the hose. I greased it up, slid it in and turned it, and reshaped it to a circle. The paintbrush was a soft wood material, important. As to keep heater core hose from cracking etc. Very soft alloy
I had read about leaks @ the tank, and intermintent leaks that could not be found, and I wounder if I have stumbled onto an answer that has been a problem. The oval shape was not completely noticable, but I was determined, had run out of money, and did not want to replace the hose. I was staring at the thin forever, when I noticed the shape.
It seems that whenever one uses pliers to pull the hose back, the core connecection is EXTREMELY SUCCEPTABLE TO DAMAGE AND OR ALTERATION.
I still need to know where the bleeder is, as I have an air pocket :D
Monday, December 31st, 2007 AT 11:22 AM