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1 leak down, 2 to go! 🤦🏻‍♀️
Cleaned up the cap and put a worm clamp on- problem solved. However, there was still some major leakage. Found that the right of the two hoses on the back of the outlet was leaking. I didn’t put the clamp back in its original place, but even after adjusting it, it’s a slow seep and I’ll probably just need to replace the whole hose as it seems kinda stretched out. Would anyone by chance know the diameter and length of that?
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The one that’s gonna be a major PITA tho (not the bread, as I believe it was Joule who said 😂) is the right of the two pipes on the front. I replaced the rubber o-rings on both of those per Bulldogs guidance, as well as cleaning up a lot of the corrosion that was there. I assume I didn’t clean it up enough, or is it possible that the rubber ring isn’t in far enough/ seated correctly?
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Man, this is frustrating.
 

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Yea looks like it didn't seat correctly? I put some white lithium grease on those o-rings before pushing them in on my rebuild. Mine gave a 'pop' feel when they slid in
 
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2 leaks down, 1 major leak to go.
Bull Dog rang me up and gave me some pointers. He suggested I adjust that hose, pulling it back a little since it looked like it was on too far- that did the trick.
Then for the pipe, he suggested I try and nudge it back in, also checking that the plate for the bolt wasn’t twisted or bent. It was. So, I was gently trying to tap into place with a screwdriver padded with paper towel but wasn’t really doing much. Then. Then. A certain someone came home from work and gave it a go (no padding, unbeknownst to me), and basically destroyed some things. Haha, not really but man was I mad 🙂 The plate not only got damaged, but also bent inward towards the seal and I believe ripped/ punctured it. Coolant started running out a ton (it was just a slow seep before this), and I think all that made the pipe pop out more actually.
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Not sure the photo really shows well enough, but that plate is now actually “ripped” or “torn” off the pipe a little where it’s now pushing on the seal. Gonna need a new seal I’m assuming. Already drained the coolant and will begin the long, tedious process of removing everything again. @Bull Dog I’ll give ya a ring tomorrow 🥲
 

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Stuff happens. Deep breath, good night’s sleep and give it another go. You are probably going to have to replace that hard pipe. Scott K may be able to supply good used unit.
 
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