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Ok I have a 95 taurus 3.0

I just got done replacing the waterpump and putting it back together. After looking at it further it looks as it is leaking on the lower left corner behind the waterpump. What eles is back there to leak? seems about 3-4 inches behind the face of the waterpump. Any sugestions would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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Timing chain cover, it's the 2" thick aluminum piece that the water pump bolts to. They can corrode through the water jacket. They can also pull away from the block, while removing the water pump. I have seen both.

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QUOTE (Call_Me_Crazy @ May 4 2009, 07:01 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=722875
Timing chain cover, it's the 2" thick aluminum piece that the water pump bolts to. They can corrode through the water jacket. They can also pull away from the block, while removing the water pump. I have seen both.

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it was definatley leaking in that spot before. I just thought it was the corner of the waterpump. How hard is it to replace that cover and gasket?
 

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Not too hard really, all the acessories have to come off as well as a few of the front oil pan bolts. A few hours work.

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Is it possible to simply drain the antifreeze, remove that lower left bolt, juice it up with some sealer, and replace the bolt? I know several of the bolts on the 3.0 Vulcan need to be sealed.
 

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Going halfway will yield half-baked results. If the timing cover gasket is leaking, all sorts of fun things can happen to your engine if it isn't fixed properly.
 

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I've also a coolant leak on my Vulcan. Looks like it's where exhaust collector meets the block on the side where thermostat is located. But it's not a thermostat or a seal under it. How bad is that? Does it have to be fixed right away or is it possible to drive like that? Level of coolant does not go down in the expansion tank.
 

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Good idea to properly repair the issue, coolant in the oil will destroy rod bearings, along with other fun stuff.
 
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