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Hi all,

I hope nobody minds putting my question in this topic, it is because I have the same coolant leak. But to be sure I've taken a picture:


I've applied some grey RTV where the leak is for now, but I prefer to fix this more permanently by replacing the O-ring.
Suppose I need to drain the coolant water for this ?
After that, simply remove this metal tube ? Of coarse after loosening the bolt that keeps it in place.

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owkey, I've done it so I can anwer my own questions:

-Yes need to drain the coolant water via the radiator plug AND after that there is also a lot of water coming out the tube and waterpump.

-The tube itself came out easily, as expected, the o-ring on it was broken. Replaced it and added some minor RVT sealant what did the job.


But now I have a leak at the radiator drain plug It's tightened by hand which is obviously not enough. Am I allowed to use some pliers for that ? Or is there an O-ring which needs replacement each time this tab is opened ?
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Yes, there is an O-ring at the base of the draincock inside the radiator. I've found that sometimes, if that has been disturbed, it will tear or won't seat properly in it's groove when re-tightened. I wouldn't use pliers to tighten really hard, because you might snap off the tab. Then you'd REALLY be screwed. I suggest pulling the draincock all the way out (it will turn out a ways, and then you'll have to pull on it pretty hard straight out to get it to disengage from the radiator) and replacing the O-ring. Lube the new O-ring up with some Vaseline, or something similar, and reinstall into radiator...
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Replaced the little o-ring and added some vaseline -> no more leaking
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