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I know I have read somewhere on here about a coolant leak after installing a bigger turbo. I recently installed the speed by design red kit. And the coolant return line has a small leak that just wont stop. Iv tried getting back under there to tighten it but its as tight as it will get. This is where it is leaking.


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I had slow leaks on both coolant and oil lines, though I purposefully left them loose knowing that a leak is a simpler fix than a stripped block.

My only advice is be certain that you're aligned properly in the threads, and DO NOT over tighten if it's already immobile.

At one point I thought I couldnt go tighter, but I got away with a few more fraction of a turn and it sealed it now for 6 months without issue.

If it's at a joint on the block, proceed with caution. If its somewhere else connecting one line to another with stainless threads, just rip on it until it stops leaking.

Aluminum & torque don't mix. Be careful.

Best of luck.
 

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I had slow leaks on both coolant and oil lines, though I purposefully left them loose knowing that a leak is a simpler fix than a stripped block.

My only advice is be certain that you're aligned properly in the threads, and DO NOT over tighten if it's already immobile.

At one point I thought I couldnt go tighter, but I got away with a few more fraction of a turn and it sealed it now for 6 months without issue.

If it's at a joint on the block, proceed with caution. If its somewhere else connecting one line to another with stainless threads, just rip on it until it stops leaking.

Aluminum & torque don't mix. Be careful.

Best of luck.
Thank you for your input.

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Leaked stopped. Lol. As long as i dont have my coolant sitting on the MAX line, it doesnt leak.

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