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Coolant leak VE SV6 2009

Gazmaz

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Hi All,

My 2009 VE SV6 is leaking coolant from the top front of the motor.
Coolant stains are all over the front of the motor and in the sump cover.
I have topped up the coolant a number of times. The coolant reservoir is
always dry when I check. The car is not running hot.

Any suggestion on what it might be and cost to repair.
I'm guessing a water pump related issue.
The car has done 200K KM's.

Thanks,
Gary
 

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Checked the oil? If it looks like ice coffee,coolant and oil are mixing because of a blown head gasket.
 

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What Fu Manchu posted will be your issue, very common to be miss diagnosed and also over looked. Fairly cheap to do yourself
 

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As above, replace the two rubber seals and your problem will most likely be solved. They cost about $25 depending where you go.
 

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Checked the oil? If it looks like ice coffee,coolant and oil are mixing because of a blown head gasket.
Hey Dajoker,
Oil looks normal.
Leak looks to be at the same location as per Fu Manchu's video. (great video dude. thanks..)

I Will have a crack at replacing the seals as per the advise from Fu Manchu and greenac.

I will update this post when done.

Gary
 

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Is the same gasket set used in my SV6 engine
Model: VE 2009 SV6 SIDI
Engine type: 3.6L alloytec V6 LLT

My engine setup is different to the one in the video posted by Fu Manchu
 
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Check one of the good websites you plug your rego number in to look at the parts for your car. I'm guessing it's the same.
 

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I don't believe the LLT have a a removable coolant filler neck like the one in the video
I'll double check on my car though
 

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Yeah looks like the LLT also has a removable filler neck. I'm guessing the gaskets would be the same
 
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