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1992 MAJOR Coolant leak, intake manifold gasket?


WestcoastCondition

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New (to me) 4.0 ranger, hardly used for the last 8 years. Currently most pressing issue is a massive coolant leak from the engine block front drivers corner. Trying to locate where the actual leak is so i know what to replace. Video attached. Is this the dreaded intake manifold gasket i've read about? Any ideas on how to narrow this down so i can get what ill need before i start tearing things down? currently intact and running although it requires MUCH topping up of the radiator ;)
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isnt that right behind the thermostat housing?
its hard for me to say from the video, but thats what it look like to me.
 

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Looks like a lower intake gasket or timing cover failure to me if it's not leaking from the thermostat housing.
 

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It is a shame you have ripped open the whole front of the engine when if it is the intake gasket you went about it the wrong way. did you follow up on where the water was coming from before the tear down?
 

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after watching this a few more times, can you have a crack in the intake itself and this is where the water is coming from?
 


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