Leaking radiator fluid

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blkulis

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Just pulled the 302. It was running great but it was leaking radiator fluid at the rear of the engine and dripping down above the bell housing. I thought that it was a bad freeze plug(s). With the engine out, freeze plugs don't show any evidence of leaking. Didn't look like any of the hoses were leaking from firewall. I cannot find any evidence of leaks from the motor. Any idea where it was coming from? Would you suggest new freeze plugs anyway???

I am going to replace all of the gaskets

 

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X2 on the intake... resealing the engine is a great idea since you have the engine out.

 

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x3 on intake manifold gasket. As advised reseal while out and absolutely replace freeze plugs, I prefer brass since they don't rust.

 
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