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Q: In a 3y engine is it possible to loose coolant through the intake manifold

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My ute has been over heating without any visable leaks and loosing coolant but only on the highway at 100km or above when I stop to let it cool down the coolant is low with no visable leaks I brought a vrs kit for it assuming it was the head gasket when I started working on it I realised the intake manifold was loose so was wondering if this could be the cause
My car has a manual transmission.

A: Hello. If the intake manifold is loose, thi...

Hello. If the intake manifold is loose, this can cause a wide variety of problems including a coolant leak into the intake. This can also cause severe overheating problems and possibly fatal engine problems. I recommend having a qualified professional diagnose the coolant leak in person in order to have this repair properly addressed.

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