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    Coolant leak

    I just changed out my prop, and when doing so I noticed some coolant leaking from one of the bolt on the ride plate. Do i have to remove the whole ride plate to seal this bolt again or can i just remove the bolt?
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    It looks like it's one of the torx bolt on top, Remove the pump and drain the coolant from the allen bolt on the back of the ride plate. And remove the torx bolt that is leaking clean well and apply some silicon on the flat part of the bolt and reinstall.

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    thanks, I had just talk to someone that told me I needed to remove the whole rideplate. This sounds much better. what silicone do I use? and also what type of antifreeze do i use to refill?

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    I use black silicon, Any silicon should work. I just blew the picture up and it does not look like it's the bottom bolt it looks like it's the bolt on the side and running down. You might be able to take that bolt out without removing the pump.

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    What causes these leaks? Are they normal? I have one too.

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    it is the bolt on the side running down. I cleaned it up and waited for to leak. what coolant do I use if I need to top it off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RXP-REX View Post
    What causes these leaks? Are they normal? I have one too.
    They seal the bolts from the factory and sometime you will get a leak. By taking the bolt out and resealing it will cure the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIM'S PERFORMANCE View Post
    They seal the bolts from the factory and sometime you will get a leak. By taking the bolt out and resealing it will cure the problem.
    Interesting. So coolant just sits in the rideplate and can leak through these bolts? I thought there would be coolant lines that it ran through in the plate.

    Thanks for the tip Jim!

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    Quote Originally Posted by da1nonlyrxp View Post
    it is the bolt on the side running down. I cleaned it up and waited for to leak. what coolant do I use if I need to top it off?
    I use regular car coolant Prestone.

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    thanks, I appreciate the info and help on this.

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