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Old 01-19-2011, 07:42 PM
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i've been smelling antifreeze for over a year and only found jellied antifreeze around the timing cover. thinking it was that gasket i didn't worry too muuch about it. well its gotten a little worse - went under and found the real source... count me in the unlucky 4.7 owners with a bad head gasket group. it's an external leak, luckily nothing internal. friend of the family who is an excellent mechanic will be changing them out over the next few days. it'll be nice to drive without smelling antifreeze and having the worry i might break.

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Good catch. Hope its not the head itself. Let us know how it goes. Thanks for the pic.
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i don't know if this will help anyone else out... turns out the head and gasket weren't the culprit, the head bolts were. seems that they either weren't torqued properly from the beginning or the bolts loosened over time and caused the seepage.
it sucks that i had the issues, but it could have been a lot worse...
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Glad to hear you got out of it cheap.
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Glad to hear you got out of it cheap.
sure, cheap...
i'm glad i'll get out of it with a reliable truck that doesn't leak. if i didn't have 100k on it, some new ported and plolished heads and ho cams would have been nice...
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