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I should probably stop by with my pressure washer :) 

Good for you Carl, don't let those bandits steal the bread from your table.  

\EDIT: that was quite poetic,,,, so proud of myself LOL

 

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22 hours ago, BlrwestSiR said:

So an update. Didn't find what the part is called but did find a diagram of it and showed it to the parts desk at the local stealership. They found the part number and I duly ordered the bit. $107 plus tax. Then out of curiosity I asked the service dept how much to install it. First quote was $800, then revised to $1200 as they realized there's a lot of work involved. So I passed and am now in the process of disassembling the Element. 

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At this point, the only way to get the line out is to pull the intake manifold.

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Very impressive Carl. I can talk you through the physics of the Sterling cycle and engine combustion but wouldn't have a bloody clue about any of the practical side of it. I'm always impressed by anyone who do stuff like this never mind the money it can save you.

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22 hours ago, Martinnfb said:

I should probably stop by with my pressure washer :) 

Good for you Carl, don't let those bandits steal the bread from your table.  

\EDIT: that was quite poetic,,,, so proud of myself LOL

 

The engine bay could definitely use the wash. So could my boys. :lol:

Looking up the steps to remove the manifold made it look straightforward. Except where they don't tell you one bracket you have to remove is underneath the car and not on top. 

Good news is I got the part out. Here's the hole the coolant was leaking from.  Needless to say it's the wet spot. 

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Got it all back together with the offending but replaced. Now to do a coolant flush, put the front end back on and we'll be back in business. 

Martin, the funny thing is prior to the Element I didn't really work on our cars. Just left it to the dealer. But so many new cars you need a Master's in computer science just to change the oil. So it's kind of nice having a car that's more mechanical than computer. 

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17 hours ago, GazzaS said:

Happy Father's day you old bastards!

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This actually happened to my dad's new van when he met our son Dan for the first time. I didn't find out till later in the day. First time I ever seen my dad NOT go ballistic....harv

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