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Old 08-23-2019, 11:35 AM
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Valley Pan Transfer Pipe

I have a coolant leak after the engine shuts off.
Local shop says its the seals on the valley pan. I should likely have the transfer pipe changed while they are in there. Can anyone give me ball park repair costs on these two items?

It seems like a long job to get everything off but trying to make sure im in the right ballpark with I get my estimate.
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Old 08-23-2019, 05:02 PM
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I have a coolant leak after the engine shuts off.

Local shop says its the seals on the valley pan. I should likely have the transfer pipe changed while they are in there. Can anyone give me ball park repair costs on these two items?



It seems like a long job to get everything off but trying to make sure im in the right ballpark with I get my estimate.


This is a DIY job. Not too difficult. Just tedious if you are in a bind and want to save money. Ballpark by me would be $1,200. I have done all of this myself. And yes do both jobs at the same time if they have never been done.


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Old 08-23-2019, 07:20 PM
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I have a coolant leak after the engine shuts off.
Local shop says its the seals on the valley pan. I should likely have the transfer pipe changed while they are in there. Can anyone give me ball park repair costs on these two items?

It seems like a long job to get everything off but trying to make sure im in the right ballpark with I get my estimate.
Look closely at the front of the intake at the Y coolant crossover hose that runs to both sides. If you see a white chalky residue at the front of the intake near that hose, it might be just a bad hose. This is worth looking at before pulling the intake, since it is a common problem. If coolant is running out the front center section of the block near the water pump, your coolant pipe is probably the problem. Pressure test the coolant system, & watch where the leak actually is.
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:19 AM
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Look closely at the front of the intake at the Y coolant crossover hose that runs to both sides. If you see a white chalky residue at the front of the intake near that hose, it might be just a bad hose. This is worth looking at before pulling the intake, since it is a common problem. If coolant is running out the front center section of the block near the water pump, your coolant pipe is probably the problem. Pressure test the coolant system, & watch where the leak actually is.


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