Where is the drip coming from?

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  1. Chlorin8ed

    Chlorin8ed 72 Comet

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    I was just walking thru the garage and I heard a drip. I just happened to walk at that specific time to here it and see less than 5 drips on the ground. :-( Where is it coming from? Am I correct that is the bell housing for the tranny, but hows does Antifreeze get into it?
     

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    look at your Freeze Plugs for a Seep. look at the Head gasket for one also. leaks will run horizontally across Oil Pan Rails ,and across Intake Manifolds. Check water pump weep hole!:tiphat:
     
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    Hope its not a rear Block ,Freeze Plug!
     
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    could be if coming "out"of the bell housing...:yup:
    but as mentioned, the bell housing is the lowest point so it could be coming from anywhere on the motor.
     
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    Chlorin8ed 72 Comet

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    I check it the freeze plugs this morning and the drips stopped :huh: I will have to dive into it later
     
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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    keep an eye on fluid level in your radiator. do you have an overflow tank (puke bottle)?
     
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    I had a 289 Engine that was cracked from a Freeze , the Crack was on the back of the Block . The 1 inch long Crack would only leak some times!:huh: :tiphat:
     
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    Well the upside is you have great hearing!! I can’t hear sh*t anymore :(
     
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    71gold: No puke bottle, just the tube off the radiator cap
    E. Raider: No chance of freezing, was inside (heated) all winter
    Rasit: :)
     
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    Some excellent stop leaks on the market that would be a short term fix for that. Also good old sodium silicate(liquid glass) to fix very large cracks in just about anything.
     
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    freezing isn't the only thing that gets freeze plugs...they rust through also...:yup:
     
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    you have an update on this?
     
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